Virgin Australia names first female CEO

FORMER budget airline boss Jayne Hrdlicka will become Virgin Australia’s first female chief executive after the struggling airline’s administrators said today its current boss would step down.

Chief executive and managing director Paul Scurrah, who has held the position for 18 months, will be replaced by the former Jetstar chief once US private equity firm Bain Capital takes over the carrier, the airline announced in a statement.