Sir Rod Eddington
Chairman, JP Morgan Australia
Former Chief Executive Officer, Cathay Pacific
Former Chief Executive Officer, British Airways

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Rod Eddington is non-executive Chairman (Australia & New Zealand) of J.P. Morgan and Chairman of Infrastructure Australia.

Educated as an engineer at the University of Western Australia and then Oxford University as WA's 1974 Rhodes Scholar, Sir Rod's career began in transport and aviation in 1979 when he joined the Swire Group and went on to become CEO of Cathay Pacific, Ansett Airlines and British Airways, before retiring in late 2005 to return to Australia.

In 2005, Sir Rod was awarded a Knighthood by the British Government for services to civil aviation. In December 2006, he completed a study for the British Government on the links between transport and economy, before conducting in 2008 a similar investigation and report for the Victorian Government, the "East-West Link Needs Assessment" transport study.

In addition to maintaining non-executive directorships with News Corporation, Lion, CLP (China Light & Power) Holdings and John Swire & Sons, Sir Rod also serves as President of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee and Chairman of Victorian Major Events Company.

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