[14 December/Stuff Business]

Experienced Qantas Executive, Jayne Hrdlicka, has been named as the new CEO of a2 Milk Company, replacing Geoff Babidge. Ms Hrdlicka is currently leading the customer loyalty business of Qantas having previously been CEO of Jetstar. She has also served as a non-executive director of Woolworths and was a partner at Bain & Company in the USA earlier in her career. Mr Babidge will stay in his role until the end of the 2018 financial year while Ms Hrdlicka said she was delighted to be joining the very talented and accomplished team at the a2 Milk Company as their CEO, a company she noted has significant opportunity and impressive momentum in its core markets.