Sir Rod Eddington AO
Sir Rod Eddington AO is Chairman of J P Morgan’s Asia Pacific Advisory Council
and non-executive Chairman of Lion.

Educated as an engineer at the UWA and then Oxford University as WA’s 1974 Rhodes Scholar, Sir Rod’s career began in transport and aviation and he went on to become CEO of Cathay Pacific, Ansett Airlines and British Airways, before retiring in late 2005 and returning to Australia.

In 2005, Sir Rod was awarded a Knighthood by the British Government for service to civil aviation, in 2012 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to business and commerce and in 2015 was honoured by the Japanese Government with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun for his contribution to strengthening the economic relations between Australia and Japan.

He went on to become CEO of Cathay Pacific, Ansett Airlines and British Airways before retiring in late 2005 and returning to Australia.

In 2005, Sir Rod was awarded a Knighthood by the British Government for service to civil aviation, and in 2012 an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to business and commerce.

In addition to maintaining non-executive directorships with 21st Holdings and John Swire & Sons, Sir Rod also serves as Chairman of Victorian Major Events Company and President of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee, Century Fox, China Light & Power.

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