Former Qantas Airways Ltd. CEO James Strong

Former Qantas Airways Ltd. CEO James Strong

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Former Qantas Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer James Strong has died. Strong was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2006 for services to business and the arts as an administrator and philanthropist. Strong was previously chairman of Woolworths Ltd. and was known for his adventurous pursuits. He died at age 68 from complications following surgery.