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Qantas to reveal how it’s travelling under latest boss

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Qantas will deliver its first earnings report under chief executive Vanessa Hudson, a day after the airline announced a new chairperson.

Ms Hudson took over from Alan Joyce in September when the high-profile CEO moved forward his retirement after becoming a figure of controversy.

The airline had weathered a High Court loss over illegal job outsourcing, allegations it sold tickets for cancelled flights and news of executive pay increases amid mass COVID-19 redundancies.

Qantas Group is on Thursday due to release its financial results for the first half of the 2023/24 financial year.

Ms Hudson has called a press conference at Sydney Airport in a hanger beside one of the airline’s new A220 aircraft.

Her appearance will follow Wednesday’s naming of business executive John Mullen as the next Qantas chairman, effective before the Qantas annual general meeting in October.

He will replace Richard Goyder, who is retiring after also coming under intense scrutiny as controversy englufed the airline.

Mr Mullen is chairman of Treasury Wine Estates and Brambles and served as chairman of Telstra from 2016 through last year.

He has been chief executive of DHL Express, Asciano and TNT.

Qantas Group in August reported a full-year underlying profit after tax of $2.47 billion.

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