Captain Richard de Crespigny, famously known for the QF32 uncontained engine failure and his positive efforts in that, has put his hat in the ring to join the board at Qantas.
Qantas has been going through some systemic controversy, which has included a plethora of items during COVID-19 and more.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Richard de Crespigny Offers To Join The Qantas Board…
Richard de Crespigny has been speaking to the press and has been very vocal on social media about where the Qantas brand needs to go.
On his LinkedIn page, he said the following:
“The Qantas brand has failed. The disconnects separating responsibility, accountability and reward for executives have never been so profound.”
“The QF board needs somebody with operational values, experience, credibility, vision and authenticity.”
“With operational experience on the board, the airline can recover and thrive.”
When questioned by one of his followers about whether he would throw his hat in the ring for the position at Qantas, de Crespigny replied:
“I’m keen to join the Board and help trust and the Qantas Brand to recover. I have 45 years of operational experience in resilience in high risk environments that will assist.”
“The Board needs operational expertise.”
Will The Australian Carrier Consider This?
In the face of continued public scrutiny, the Qantas board will need to effectively look at how it can repair its reputation following the series of inquiries faced.
Someone like Richard de Crespigny would be able to provide more of a positive-leaning spin on the carrier’s operations, and potentially would be able to encourage systemic change within the airline.
AviationSource approached the Australian carrier for a comment on de Crespigny wanting to throw his hat in the ring, and at the time of publication, they have not responded to our queries.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see what comes of this, and whether Richard de Crespigny himself could become a member of the Board going into the future, once the carrier has tackled it’s existing issues at present.
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