Former Air New Zealand boss Rob Fyfe joins Air Canada board

  • 16/09/2017
He joins the board on September 30.
He joins the board on September 30. Photo credit: iStock

Former Air New Zealand boss Rob Fyfe is joining the board of Air Canada.

Mr Fyfe was boss of Air New Zealand for nine years until he stepped down at the end of 2012. During his tenure the airline was named Airline of the Year by Air Transport World, as well as New Zealand's most attractive employer and most reputable company.

Mr Fyfe also served as chair of the Star Alliance chief executive board and as a member of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association.

He joins the Air Canada board on September 30.

He's also chair of Icebreaker and a director of Michael Hill International and Antarctica New Zealand.

Earlier this year, the Herald on Sunday speculated Mr Fyfe and long-term partner Sara Tetro were newly engaged.

The high-profile pair went public with their relationship three years ago, later moving into a spectacular Takapuna Beach home together.

Ms Tetro owns casting agency 62 Models, which she founded in the 1990s, and is credited for brokering the Jockey underwear deal featuring All Black Dan Carter.

Former Prime Minister John Key joined the board of Air New Zealand on September 1.