Virgin Australia today announced the appointment of Geraldine Chin Moody to the newly created role of Group Executive People, Culture and Sustainability, commencing 1 March 2013.
The role will have responsibility for people, learning and development, organisational culture and sustainability.
Ms Chin Moody has a wealth of experience in these areas having held a range of senior management roles including most recently Chief Operating Officer of law firm Baker & McKenzie (Australia) and General Manager, People and Development at the Australian Stock Exchange. She is also on the Board of UN Women Australia, the Founding Curator of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community in Sydney, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a recipient of the NSW Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year award.
Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti said: "I am delighted to welcome Geraldine to Virgin Australia as part of the Executive Committee.
“Our people are the most important part of our airline and Geraldine will have responsibility for ensuring they have the right support, development policies and workplace culture to achieve their full potential. She will also drive our group sustainability strategy, ensuring we are effectively managing our social, environmental and economic risks and opportunities as we work towards a position of leadership in the aviation industry.
“Geraldine’s depth of experience in people and organisational development, together with her strong leadership skills and passion for staff engagement, will prove a great asset to Virgin Australia”, Mr Borghetti said.
Geraldine holds a Master's in Law from Harvard University where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar and Frank Knox Fellow, and a Bachelor's of Science and Bachelor's in Law (University Medal) from the Australian National University. She has completed courses at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management and the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. She was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2001.