Leadership

Luis Gallego chosen International Consolidated Airlines Group CEO

Walsh's 15-year tenure as CEO of IAG is impressive but not unique. Sir Tim Clark has been president of Emirates for 17 years and Michael O'Leary, Ryanair CEO, and Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways CEO, have held their posts for more than 20 years apiece. Pedro Heilbron is in his 33rd year as CEO of Copa Airlines, the Panamanian carrier.

Bullish Elon Musk dances to Tesla’s China push

Tesla cut the starting price for its China-made Model 3 sedans by 16% to 299,050 yuan (US$42,919) after making it into the list of electric carmakers eligible for government subsidies. Prices of other models available in the Chinese market have also been cut.

NASA the best US government agency to work for

This year, NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the agency’s Apollo 11 Moon landing, while making significant progress toward putting the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis program.

Female directors in ASX200 boards hits a new high

Australian Institute of Company Directors CEO Angus Armour said 30% was "base camp" and the next step will be a push towards a 40:40:20 model in which boards are made up of 40% women, 40% men and 20% either gender with greater ethnic diversity

Impossible Foods receive United Nations award

“Unless we act quickly to reduce or eliminate the use of animals in the food system, we are racing toward ecological disaster,” said Pat Brown at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Air New Zealand CEO start date revealed

In an internal email to staff, Air New Zealand chairman Dame Therese Walsh said Greg Foran would start as its CEO on February 3 with a 100-day review of the business "to inform his thinking on the future strategic direction of Air New Zealand".

The country where 78% of business has growth confidence

Seventy-eight percentage of businesses in Brazil in South America have the highest level of confidence in their 2020 business growth prospects of 13 countries surveyed. This was followed by Australia and the United Arab Emirates (69%), the research found.