The Student Leadership Programme

John Borghetti

CEO, Virgin Australia Group

John Borghetti has more than 40 years’ experience in the aviation sector having previously held a number of senior positions at Qantas, including the role of Executive General Manager for six years prior to leaving the company in May 2009.

He joined Qantas Airways in Melbourne in 1973, and in his early career held a variety of positions in the commercial areas in the airline’s Melbourne office.

Moving to Sydney in 1988, he held a number of positions in the corporate commercial area prior to assuming responsibility for the airline’s commercial operations in Australia, including the Qantas Holidays group of companies.

Borghetti is a Director of Energy Australia, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Chairman of Tigerair Australia and has previously served as a Director of Jetset Travelworld, Sydney FC, Piper Aircraft (USA), the Australian Ballet and CARE Australia.