29 Oct '11, 5pm

Qantas chief Joyce determined and uncompromising

Qantas chief Joyce determined and uncompromising

SYDNEY : Alan Joyce has defied death threats and proved willing to risk the ire of Australia's most powerful politicians in his steely campaign to restructure iconic national carrier Qantas. Joyce, who took over as chief executive of the "Flying Kangaroo" in 2008, has been determined to lower the airline's cost base, partly by axing 1,000 jobs and refocusing it on Asia with the launch of two new airlines. The 45-year-old took the most drastic step in his campaign on Saturday when he grounded all Qantas flights in an effort to break crippling industrial action from three unions. It was also the boldest move of Irish-born Joyce's career, which he started by working up the management ladder in his homeland with Ireland's national carrier, Aer Lingus. He transferred to Australia 15 years ago to join the now-defunct Ansett airline, then joined Qantas in 2000. Joyce was appointe...

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