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Executive Manager Finance - Qantas Group
Managing top finance talent
Race Strauss was appointed as the Executive Manager Finance for the Qantas Group in January 2018, previously he was the Chief Financial Officer for the Jetstar Group from November 2012.
In his current portfolio he is responsible for the Finance team for the Qantas Group responsible for developing and executing the financial strategies for all the businesses within the Qantas Group which comprises Jetstar, Qantas International, Qantas Domestic and the Qantas Loyalty (Frequent Flyer Business).
In addition, Race is responsible for the Qantas Group Property portfolio, all Airport commercial negotiations and strategic infrastructure planning as well for the Taxation of the Qantas Group.
Race also holds the Non-Executive Board Directorship for Jetstar’s joint venture airline in Vietnam, Jetstar Pacific.
Before joining Qantas, Race worked in a variety of financial and commercial roles with Unilever over the course of two decades.
During this time, Race held the roles of Global Mergers and Acquisitions Director based in London, Chief Financial Officer of Unilever’s operations in Vietnam and Australasia and was the Chief Financial Officer for Unilever’s entire Southeast Asian and Australian operations based in Singapore.
He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from INSEAD Singapore and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.
An active runner, golfer & cyclist, Race has most recently completed the London marathon and regularly competes in endurance events. He is married with two young daughters.