Our ambassadors

We’re proud to partner with leading Australian and international personalities, such as Adam Goodes, Hugh Jackman and John Travolta, to showcase Qantas around the world. 

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Adam Goodes

Former Sydney Swan, Adam Goodes is an AFL champion, role model, and community and business leader.

Adam made his debut for the Sydney Swans in 1999 and over his career has become a dual Brownlow Medallist, dual premiership player, four-time All-Australian and member of the Indigenous Team of the Century and has represented Australia in the International Rules Series.

Adam and fellow AFL star Michael O'Loughlin set up The Goodes-O'Loughlin Foundation (GO Foundation) in 2009. The Foundation aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through education, by providing a conduit for philanthropic intent to corporations, organisations, families and individuals.

In 2014, Adam was named Australian of the Year for his work to empower young Indigenous people and for his advocacy to end racism.

Today, Adam is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Indigenous Defence and Infrastructure Consortium (IDIC). It facilitates the commercial engagement of Indigenous businesses on large Australian defence and infrastructure projects.

Adam Goodes with Qantas employees

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman joined Qantas to help promote Australia and Australians on the global stage.

The international superstar is one of Australia's most successful and highly regarded performers with a career spanning 30 years from his early days in "Correlli" right after his graduation from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, to stage and screen successes including the X-Men films, The Boy from Oz stage show, the film version of Les Misérables and The Greatest Showman.

As a Qantas Ambassador, Hugh showcases Australian cities, experiences and talent to global audiences. He is also proud to work with Qantas to champion social inclusion and community programs.

John Travolta

John Travolta became a Qantas Ambassador in June 2002, when we launched the Spirit of Friendship tour to foster goodwill and encourage people to travel after September 11.

John Travolta first became aware of Qantas as a boy, when his fascination with all things aviation began. He was struck by Qantas' safety record and the fact that it flew the longest routes in the world.

After learning to fly light aircraft in his teens, John began to buy aircraft in his 20s, eventually acquiring an ex-Qantas Boeing 707.

Upon commencing our Spirit of Friendship Tour, John was presented with his 747-400 'wings', having undergone extensive training with Qantas in Sydney and Boeing in Seattle.

The tour began on 1 July 2002, with John piloting his Boeing 707, painted in its original 1960s Qantas branding and livery.