Olivia Wirth serves as the CEO of Qantas Loyalty, overseeing the airline’s programs for frequent flyers and business rewards. Additionally, she leads the expansion of Qantas Loyalty into digital ventures encompassing financial services, retail, health and well-being, and data and marketing.
Height- 5 feet 5 inch (approx.)
Weight-58 kg (approx.)
Her parents’ information remains undisclosed.
Olivia Wirth and Paul Howes tied the knot in 2014, with Paul Howes dedicating his efforts to the Australian trade union movement from 1999 until 2014. Notably, he held the esteemed role of National Secretary for the Australian Workers’ Union, becoming the youngest individual to assume such a position.
In 1996, she completed her university studies and emerged equipped with the knowledge and abilities required to thrive in the realm of business. Soon after graduating, she embarked on her professional journey, securing employment in a myriad of organizations, assuming varied roles including Executive Director, General Manager, and Public Relations Officer.
As a member of the Qantas Group Management Committee, Olivia plays a key role in strategic decision-making. She has been with Qantas since 2009 and has held various positions, such as Chief Customer Officer, Group Executive Brand Marketing & Corporate Affairs, and Group Executive for Government Relations and Corporate Affairs. With over 15 years of experience in public affairs, marketing, and government relations, Olivia brings a wealth of expertise to her role. Prior to joining Qantas, she held senior executive positions at organizations including the Tourism & Transport Forum and the Australian Tourist Commission. Olivia also serves as a board member for UNICEF Australia.
Net Worth 2023
Olivia Wirth, the chief executive of Loyalty, has earned $7.5 million.
Olivia Wirth Resignation
Olivia Wirth, the chief of Qantas’ loyalty division, has chosen to resign from her position and will be leaving in February to explore other possibilities, according to an announcement made by the airline on Monday. This announcement follows last week’s news that Wirth had been selected as a nominee for a seat on the board of directors at retailer Myer.
Wirth has dedicated 14 years of her professional life to Qantas, serving as the chief executive of Qantas Loyalty, which encompasses the airline’s frequent flyer program, since 2018. Prior to this, she held various positions such as chief customer officer and group executive for brand, marketing, and corporate affairs. Qantas’ CEO, Vanessa Hudson, expressed her immense appreciation for Wirth’s substantial contributions throughout the years.
“During COVID, Loyalty was one of the few parts of our business that was able to carry on, which took a lot of hard work and imagination. There are many improvements for customers in the pipeline that Olivia will continue working on with her team over the next few months, as part of setting this part of the business up for continued success,” Hudson said in a statement.
Wirth expressed gratitude for the opportunities she had been afforded throughout her career, emphasizing the significant role that Qantas played in shaping her professional journey.
“At its core, Qantas is an incredible company and brand, and I’ve loved being part of it. I’m extremely proud of what the team at Loyalty has achieved, and I’m looking forward to delivering more improvements for members before I leave.”
At this year’s AGM, Michael L’Estrange, a non-executive director, will retire, while two more members will step down in February 2024. Catherine Walsh, the former head of culture at PwC, has been named Chief People Officer, a position that has been newly established. Walsh will start her role in January and will report directly to Ms. Hudson.
Qantas said Ms Walsh has 25 years’ experience in human resources and industrial relations, including most recently as a “member of the new leadership team driving cultural change at PwC”.
“Several months ago we announced the Chief People Officer role to make sure the voice of our people is front and centre on the leadership team and I’m thrilled Catherine will be bringing her skills and experience to this important task,” Ms Hudson said.
“Ultimately, building a stronger culture and better relationships with our people is one of my highest priorities and a shared responsibility across management.”
“Catherine will support those collective efforts by ensuring we always value the incredible contribution our people make to this organisation and listen to their insights, especially as we welcome thousands more to the Group to support our growth.”