Brett Godfrey, CEO, Virgin Blue
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Brett Godfrey is the CEO of Virgin Blue and a
former 'CEO of the Year'.
as one of Australia's greatest and most respected
CEO's, he is always coming up with initiatives
to push forward Virgin Blue.
is the co-founder of Virgin Blue and has been
Chief Executive Officer since the Company's inception.
With over 18 years experience in the airline industry,
mostly gained with low-cost carriers.
1999 Brett teamed up with Richard Branson and
Rob Sherrard (Virgin Blue's Deputy CEO) to plot
a surprise announcement of Virgin's bold plans
to come Australia's newest and most innovative
airline. Brett's experience in both the premium
and low cost markets perpetuated his passion for
the aviation industry and led to the plan to shake
up the cosy Australian duopoly that had long held
travellers to ransom.
In early 2000, Brett moved his wife and two children
from Brussels to Brisbane and set up Virgin Blue's
headquarters. The airline launched on August 31
2000 with two aircraft and one route (Brisbane-Sydney).
Today, the carrier is one of the most successful
low fare airlines in the world.
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