Jet Airways has announced that its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Peter Luethi, will be retiring at the end of his three-year contract in April 2006, when he will relocate to the US.
Jet Airways does not propose to fill in the position of COO following Luethi’s retirement. The airline also announced the appointment of Garry Kingshott, an Australian national, as Jet Airways Chief Commercial Officer, effective March 2006. In his position, Kingshott will report to CEO, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer.
Kingshott will bring to Jet Airways over 31 years of corporate experience, of which 10 years have been in the airline industry. He will oversee the areas of marketing and sales, commercial, airport services, and all aspects of customer service. These are crucial activities in the growth plans of Jet Airways – in the domestic as well as international markets.
An experienced individual having served across industry segments, including food processing, advertising, travel services, IT and financial services, Kingshott has a fine reputation for achieving strategic and financial objectives though strong leadership. He has successfully launched products and services in the Australian, Asian, European and North American markets.
Kingshott moves in to this new role from his previous position as CEO, Melbourne Convention Visitors Bureau. Prior to this, he had held several managerial positions as Executive Director, Jeekay Pty Ltd Consulting services; CEO, Ansett International; General Manager-Marketing and Sales, South Australian Brewing Company Ltd; Promotional Marketing – Cato Johnson; General Manager-Sales and Marketing, SAFCOL Holdings Ltd; and Sales and Product Manager, Johnson and Johnson Pty Ltd, through his 31-year corporate career.