Tribe Lead Loyalty, Air New Zealand
Young Executive of the Year winner, 2022
Kate impressed with a strong and clearly articulated world-view and her passion for business improvement. She has picked up full P&L responsibility for her area as Air New Zealand focusses on a diversified revenue stream. The combination of trust and data afford Kate the opportunity to expand the relevance of the Air Points scheme into much more hyper-personalisation.
Kate has already forged a remarkable path through different sections of the Air New Zealand business and has the ability and insight to grow her career and leadership further. Kate shows empathy and energy, skill and responsibility in equal measure. As a leader, Kate is sensitive to the impact she personally can have on her team, so she makes a concerted effort to not show and flow any of the pressure she may feel from time to time. She understands the importance of staying calm and positive in order to create the conditions for others’ success.
Hear from Kate O’Brien on her experiences with the Top 200 programme below: