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Garry Hounsell Joins Qantas Board

The Chairman of Qantas, Margaret Jackson, today announced the appointment of Garry Hounsell as an independent non-executive Director of the Board of Qantas Airways Limited.
Mr Hounsell will fill a casual vacancy on the Qantas Board and take up the position on 1 January, 2005.

“As a former Senior Partner of Ernst & Young and Chief Executive Officer and Country Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen, Garry is a highly regarded expert in the fields of corporate finance, business management, accounting and auditing,” Ms Jackson said.

“I am delighted that he is joining the Qantas Board and I believe his appointment will further strengthen the diversity of experience and corporate skill that the Board offers.”

Mr Hounsell is currently a non-executive Director of Orica Limited and Nufarm Limited.

He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree from Swinburne Institute of Technology and is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Certified Practicing Accountant and a Fellow of The Institute of Australian Company Directors.