John Borghetti AO joins BAC Board

Monday 2 March 2020: Mr John Borghetti AO, former CEO and Managing Director of Virgin Australia, has joined the Board of Directors of Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd (BAC), effective 1 March 2020.

BAC CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff welcomed the appointment saying Mr Borghetti brings decades of experience across the aviation industry to the role.

“BAC is fortunate to enjoy the experience and insights of a Board with vast airport, investment, governance and infrastructure experience,” he said.

“John Borghetti’s appointment further strengthens our capacity and I know the BAC team will be excited to be able to learn and benefit from his insights.

“Through his years at Qantas and Virgin, John has been a long-time friend of this airport and of Brisbane and Queensland, so it is wonderful news to have him ‘back’ to work with us to build our future.”

Mr Borghetti said he was delighted to join BAC at such an important period in the company’s and the airport’s growth.

“For many years Brisbane Airport has been at the forefront of airport development and innovation in Australia. With the opening of the much-awaited new runway in July this year the opportunities for Brisbane Airport are immeasurable and I look forward to working with the rest of the Board to support management to deliver on that enormous promise.”

Mr Borghetti retired from Virgin Australia in 2019 after nine years as CEO and Managing Director. Prior to joining Virgin Australia, he spent his entire career at Qantas Airways, starting in 1973 and rising eventually to the position of Executive General Manager, responsible for Qantas Domestic, International and QantasLink.

Mr Borghetti was appointed to the BAC Board by IFM Investors, a shareholder in BAC.