Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce speaking at a press conference for the full year results announcement on August 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia.

Qantas: Learning to fly again

Alan Joyce, a mathematics progeny who has a Master of Science from Trinity College, has been leading the Qantas Group since 2008. Having slashed annual costs by $2 billion to survive in 2014 and beyond, a reinvented Qantas was generating stellar profits and celebrating its centenary year in 2020 when the covid-19 pandemic gate-crashed the party.