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The rise, fall and rise of Jayne Hrdlicka – The Australian Financial Review

The former boss of The a2 Milk Co and Jetstar has been tapped to head Virgin Australia. But the Kansas native has a steep path ahead, not only revamping the tro…

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During the Virgin bidding process, she stopped attending union meetings with Bain on the request of the Transport Workers Union because it did not think her presence was constructive. The Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association noted the reason it had backed an offer by rival bidder Cyrus Capital Partners was that Bain had too many “Qantas methods”.
There has been a soured relationship for nearly a decade between Qantas (and by proxy Ms Hrdlicka) and the unions.
Prior to her 18-mont…

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