15 May 2013

Air NZ appoints new chair

9:30 am on 15 May 2013

Air New Zealand has appointed Tony Carter as chairman to replace retiring chairman John Palmer after he steps down following the annual shareholders' meeting in September.

Mr Carter is currently chairman of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and a non-executive director of ANZ Bank New Zealand and of Fletcher Building.

He was formerly managing director of Foodstuffs New Zealand.

Mr Palmer has been chairman of Air New Zealand since 2001, when the Government stepped in to save the national airline from collapse.