David Young

Executive Manager Sustainability & Future Planet


David is an experienced senior Executive Manager and Director with over 30 years experience in the Travel, Hospitality and Finance industries globally. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Sydney and London and after 10 years specialising in Tourism and Entertainment joined Ansett Australia. He worked in a variety of  operational , inflight service and finance roles within Ansett Australia, Air New Zealand and Qantas before joining the UK listed company Journey Group Plc in London as Managing Director of a number of airline services businesses.  In 2014 David returned to Qantas as Chief Operating Officer of Qantas Catering. He later was appointed Executive Manager Commercial for Qantas Loyalty and is currently Executive Manager Sustainability and Future Planet for the Qantas Group.



Aviation Sustainability Conference Agenda

25 November 2020 | 11:00 - 11:55 | Senior Leader Panel: Addressing Long Term Sustainable Change In The Era Of COVID-19.

This discussion will take a holistic approach to recovery with the three pillars of sustainability; environmental, economic and social impacts. Balancing the challenges of aviation today with the ambitious climate change goals and sustainability commitments.

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