Qantas Board Appointment
Sydney, 16 June 2011
The Chairman of Qantas, Mr Leigh Clifford, today announced the appointment of Ms Corinne Namblard as a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Qantas Airways Limited, with immediate effect.
“My fellow Directors and I are pleased that Ms Namblard is joining the Qantas Board and I believe her appointment will further strengthen the Board’s diversity of experience and corporate skill,” Mr Clifford said.
Ms Namblard has more than 30 years experience in Finance, Infrastructure and related industries, and has worked in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and Europe.
Most recently, Ms Namblard spent 10 years as CEO of Luxembourg-based Galaxy Fund, the first dedicated European transport equity fund. Prior to that, she held an executive committee level Business Development role with leading international French engineering firm, Egis Group.
Ms Namblard spent 19 years with Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP), holding roles in foreign exchange, debt and equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and ultimately in the position of Vice President and Head of Advisory in BNP’s Project Finance Department within the Transport Group.
She has held numerous Board positions in investee companies including South Australian-based Flinders Ports, was Chair of the Geneva-based United Nations PPP Alliance and a Transport Expert for the European Commission.
Ms Namblard has a Masters and a PhD in Political Science.
Ms Namblard holds French and Canadian citizenships, but will reside in South Australia as she takes up her Qantas Board position.
Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (5132)