Qatar Airways has appointed Wayne Borland as Country Manager for the Australian Eastern market. Bringing over 25 years of global experience in the airline industry, including more than 13 years with Etihad Airways, Borland will be adding exceptional knowledge and experience to the local team.
Borland brings with him experience from other airlines including Aircalin, Air New Zealand and American Airlines where he worked in a variety of management, sales and business development positions, as well as broad industry experience at companies including Carlson Wagonlit and Movenpick Hotels.
“I am delighted to be joining such a prestigious airline and look forward to being part of Qatar Airways’ ongoing growth in Australia,” said Borland.
“I have been fortunate enough to have lived and worked in Sydney and Melbourne, London, Riyadh, Los Angeles, Jakarta and Beijing during my career, allowing me to gain an international perspective of the travel industry.”
Justin Kestel, Qatar Airways Regional Manager Australia and New Zealand, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Wayne to the Qatar Airways team and excited about the wealth of knowledge he will bring from his many years in the travel sector. He has joined the company at a significant period, as we continue to expand our services across many regions around the world.”
“Wayne’s extensive experience in driving airline commercial sales and expanding market presence will contribute to our strategic goals. We look forward to his contribution to our Australian operations – he will be a strong asset to our team as we continue to grow,” Kestel noted.