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Alliance announces Stewart Tully as new boss

The charter flight specialist has promoted the COO to lead the company, Janie Medbury writes.

ESTABLISHED aviation executive Stewart Tully has been promoted to the role of CEO at Alliance Airlines, after holding the COO position for almost three years. He first joined the Brisbane-based carrier in 2025 as General Manager Operations, and all up brings more than 34 years of experience to the position.

The appointment will enable Scott McMillan, who is Alliance’s General Manager and has also been acting as the CEO for the past 18 months, to focus more on strategic growth opportunities.

McMillan, who has worked with Tully for almost a decade, said he was confident in his colleague’s ability to successfully carry out his new duties as Chief Executive.

“I am delighted that Stewart will bring his broad expertise, which he will utilise in this role to run on a day-to-day basis,” McMillan shared, adding the shuffle will provide him with more time to strengthen the company’s corporate development.

At the same time, Alliance also confirmed it will add two additional members to its board as part of an executive renewal program. The management shuffle comes three months after Qantas retreated from its proposed takeover of the airline due to competition concerns raised by the ACC.

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