Friday, 16th January 2015: The Fiji Airways Group has today announced the appointment of two local professionals to senior management positions.
Shaenaz Voss has been appointed General Manager Industry, International and Government Affairs, reporting directly to the Managing Director and CEO. Ms Voss, prior to this appointment was the General Manager for Fiji Link, the domestic and regional subsidiary of Fiji Airways.
In her new role, Ms Voss will be accountable for all aero-political and public affairs priorities, memberships and relationship with the industry, the trade and Government bodies for the Fiji Airways Group.
She will work together with all internal stakeholders on key public and international projects, such as Air Services Agreements, infrastructure development and of course Government travel.
Ms Voss joined Fiji Airways Group in 2008, first as a Regional Sales Director and then in charge of Inflight Services. Since, 2011 she has been General Manager of Fiji Link (formerly Pacific Sun) and has just finished the fleet roll over of the airlines’ ATR fleet in 2014.
Thomas Robinson will take over the challenging job as General Manager for Fiji Link from Ms Voss and will also report directly to the Managing Director and CEO.
Prior to his new role Mr Robinson was General Manager Maintenance and Engineering.
Mr Robinson will move into this new role working to further embed the fleet transition process at Fiji Link and leverage the additional capacity from the new aircrafts into a significantly higher profitability of the regional subsidiary. He will also become the Accountable Manager of Fiji Link responsible for safety, security and its overall operations.
Mr Robinson will celebrate his 25th anniversary at Fiji Airways this year and will leave his last job of General Manager Maintenance and Engineering for this new position.
Fiji Airways managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Stefan Pichler commented:
“We have had a successful year 2014 and our airline group is set up to grow further in the years to come. With this growth, we also have to account for additional accountabilities and have to adapt our corporate structure to reflect all the exciting opportunities we have ahead of us.
A key part of our growth plan has been to develop local management talent in various areas of our business.
The appointments of Shaenaz and Thomas is testament to the great potential of local Fijians who have grown in their experience and leadership.
It will be great to see them both taking up additional responsibilities and grow their careers further in their exciting new roles.”
These new management appointments are effective from today.
For more information contact:
Fiji Airways Executive Office
Manager Public Relations and Communications
Fiji Airways | Nadi, Fiji
Ph: +679 673 7425; Cell: +679 9906164