We caught up with David Young just before he left Qantas Airways. In his role there as Executive Manager Sustainability & Future Planet, he led the airline on sustainability matters within the aviation industry and discusses how this has evolved over the past 18 months since the start of the pandemic.
David is an experienced senior commercial company director and executive with over 30 years experience in the travel, hospitality and finance industries. He began his career as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in London and Sydney. He subsequently moved to work in senior roles in finance , ground and inflight operations in the airline industry with Ansett Australia, Air New Zealand and Qantas.
From 2008 until 2014 David was an Executive Director with Journey Group Plc in London. He returned to Sydney in 2014 to work with Qantas in a number of senior roles including Chief Operating Officer of the Qantas Catering Group and Executive Manager Commercial with Qantas Loyalty.