Brett Godfrey

Brett Godfrey, CEO, Virgin Blue

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Brett Godfrey is the CEO of Virgin Blue and a former 'CEO of the Year'.

Recognized as one of Australia's greatest and most respected CEO's, he is always coming up with initiatives to push forward Virgin Blue.

Brett is the co-founder of Virgin Blue and has been Chief Executive Officer since the Company's inception. With over 18 years experience in the airline industry, mostly gained with low-cost carriers.

In 1999 Brett teamed up with Richard Branson and Rob Sherrard (Virgin Blue's Deputy CEO) to plot a surprise announcement of Virgin's bold plans to come Australia's newest and most innovative airline. Brett's experience in both the premium and low cost markets perpetuated his passion for the aviation industry and led to the plan to shake up the cosy Australian duopoly that had long held travellers to ransom.

In early 2000, Brett moved his wife and two children from Brussels to Brisbane and set up Virgin Blue's headquarters. The airline launched on August 31 2000 with two aircraft and one route (Brisbane-Sydney). Today, the carrier is one of the most successful low fare airlines in the world.



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