Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson today announced the appointment of Paul Anderson as a non-executive Director of the Board of Qantas Airways Limited.
Mr Anderson will fill a casual vacancy on the Qantas Board.
Ms Jackson said Mr Anderson, who takes up the position immediately, had outstanding management and operational skills with an extraordinary record as a senior executive in the international mining and energy industries.
Mr Anderson is currently a non-executive Director of BHP Billiton having served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of that company and its predecessor, The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited, from 1998 to July 2002.
He was previously President and Chief Operating Officer of Duke Energy Corporation; President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PanEnergy Corporation; and a Director of Kerr-McGee Corporation, Baker Hughes Incorporated, TEPPCO Partners, LP and Petrolane Partners, LP.
Mr Anderson is currently a non-executive Director of Temple-Inland Inc, serves on the Advisory Board of Stanford University Graduate School of Business and is a Global Counsellor for The Conference Board. He also serves on the Board of the Business Council of Australia.
Ms Jackson said she was delighted that Mr Anderson was joining Qantas and that his experience would complement the diverse range of corporate skills of the other 10 Board members.