James Packer Joins Qantas Board

SYDNEY, 01 March 2004

The Chairman of Qantas, Margaret Jackson, today announced the appointment of James Packer as a non-executive Director of the Board of Qantas Airways Limited.

Mr Packer will fill a casual vacancy on the Qantas Board and take up the position effective from today - 1 March, 2004.

"I am delighted that James is joining the Qantas Board and I am confident that his experience across a range of industries - both in Australia and overseas - will further strengthen the diversity of corporate skill, age and geography that is offered by the other Board members," Ms Jackson said.

Mr Packer was appointed Executive Chairman of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) in May 1998 having served as Chief Executive Officer of PBL from March 1996 until May 1998.

He is also Joint Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, Chairman of Challenger Financial Services Group and a director of various companies including Foxtel, Hoyts Cinemas Limited and ninemsn.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3044)