Air New Zealand releases 3 executives as a cost-cutting move to deal with effects of COVID-19

New Zealand Herald has announced Air New Zealand has cut three top executives as part of dealing with COVID-19 fallout, the news source said.

Chief strategy networks and alliances officer Nick Judd will depart on May 31 and chief air operations and people safety officer John Whittaker on July 31.

Chief marketing and customer officer Mike Tod will step away from the airline full-time on May 31 and will provide advisory support to Foran and the board during the business transformation phase.

Among the three executives, they have nearly 70 years´ experience at the airline and their departures come after the appointment of a new human resources boss in April.

The portfolios of the three departing executives will be absorbed by the remaining members of the executive team.