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Virgin’s turbulent new boss Hrdlicka no stranger to turmoil – Sydney Morning Herald

Jayne Hrdlicka’s formidable reputation was forged during her role in the brutal campaign to ground the entire Qantas fleet in 2011.

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When it came to the final talks for the sale of Virgin Australia to private equity group Bain Capital in June, the influential airline unions would not even allow Bain’s high profile adviser, Jayne Hrdlicka, into the negotiating room.
Hrdlicka, who will take over as Virgin’s chief executive next month, may not be well known to the public but the strong reaction gives some indication of the formidable reputation she has forged in the corporate arena.
A lot of it goes back to her role, alongside…

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