Virgin names Scurrah as top dog

VIRGIN Australia has ended months of speculation by naming Paul Scurrah as its new CEO and MD. The news comes a decade after Scurrah was first mooted as a “frontrunner” to lead Virgin Australia when founder Brett Godfrey vacated the position.

He will take to the helm on 25 March, the same day current CEO and MD John Borghetti will step down.

Scurrah brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, with his varied career including roles with Ansett, Tourism and Events Qld, Flight Centre and the AOT Group, and as a former AFTA Director.

“Paul’s highly relevant transport and logistics expertise and strong commercial background make him the ideal candidate to consolidate the group’s achievement and continue to build strong momentum into the future,” Virgin Australia Group Chairman Elizabeth Bryan said.