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Geoff Dixon

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Geoffrey James Dixon
Occupation(s)Former CEO and managing director, Qantas

Geoffrey James Dixon (born 1939 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian corporate executive and former CEO and managing director of Qantas.[1]



Geoff Dixon was appointed chief executive officer and managing director of Qantas in March 2001. He was chief executive designate from November 2000, after serving as deputy CEO since November 1998. He was appointed to the board of directors in August 2000. Dixon is a member of the Qantas Safety, Environment and Security Committee and a director of a number of controlled entities of the Qantas Group.[2]

Geoff Dixon's tenure as CEO of Qantas coincided in a period when the aviation industry has been under pressure to remain competitive, with rising fuel and insurance costs. He controversially outsourced a range of business activities to off-shore areas, including in-flight and IT services. He also established the low-cost carrier Jetstar Airways[3] to compete with rival carrier Virgin Blue.

Dixon retired from Qantas and the Qantas board on 28 November 2008.[4] He was succeeded as CEO by Alan Joyce.

Current directorships


Geoff Dixon is a director of the following companies:

He is former chairman of the Garvan Research Foundation, the marketing and fundraising arm to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Former appointments


Dixon is a former director of Leighton Holdings and before joining Qantas, Dixon was director of marketing and industry sales at Ansett Australia and general manager of marketing and corporate affairs at Australian Airlines.



He featured as the cover story in the Australian Financial Review magazine on 30 March 2007.


  1. ^ "Former rivals Geoff Dixon and Brett Godfrey partner in walking tourism venture". Financial Review. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon to chair oneworld Governing Board – oneworld news". www.oneworld.com. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  3. ^ "How Geoff Dixon's millions grounded Qantas". Crikey. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  4. ^ "How Geoff Dixon's millions grounded Qantas". Crikey. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
Business positions
Preceded by CEO of Qantas
Succeeded by