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Toomey new CEO of Jet Airways

Aviation industry veteran Gary Kenneth Toomey was Thursday appointed by Jet Airways as its new Chief Executive Officer, nearly two months after the airline's deal with Gulf carrier Etihad.

The appointment followed the resignation of Nikos Kardassis on 7 June after he served two terms as CEO between 1993-1999 and again from October 2009 till May 2013.

Toomey, 58, an Australian national, has previously served as President and CEO of the Air New Zealand Group and CEO of Airlines PNG in Papua New Guinea during periods of their major expansion.

Before this, he had served in various positions in Australian carrier Qantas, including as a Director, Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer. Soon after Kardassis resigned, Capt Hameed Ali was appointed as Acting CEO to run the show till a full-time chief executive was appointed.
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