Andrea Staines OAM

About Andrea

Andrea Staines has been a professional Non-Executive Director for over a decade, and is currently on the boards of ASX-listed SeaLink Travel, NZX-listed Freightways, UnitingCare and NDIA (the NDIS Agency). 

Her former Board roles include Tourism Australia, QIC, ASX-listed Aurizon, Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), Gladstone Ports, North Queensland Airports, Goodstart Early Learning and ASX-listed Early Learning Services.

Andrea is a former CEO of Australian Airlines (mark II), a Qantas subsidiary flying between Asia and Australia, which she co-launched.  During this time, she was also a member of the Qantas Executive Leadership Team.  Prior to this, Andrea ran Qantas Revenue Management, leading a 150-strong team employing operations research algorithms and human intervention to optimize passenger revenue.

Before joining Qantas, Andrea worked in various financial and strategy roles with American Airlines at their Dallas headquarters.

Andrea has an MBA focused on finance from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland, and completed high school on full scholarship at the United World College in Singapore.  Andrea is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a Member of Chief Executive Women (CEW).