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Qantas Loses Top Candidate to Replace CEO Alan Joyce

Gareth Evans 
Gareth Evans Photographer: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg

Qantas Airways Ltd. lost one of its top candidates to succeed long-serving Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce with the departure of low-cost head Gareth Evans.

Evans, CEO of Qantas’ budget airline Jetstar, will step down in December and leave in 2023, the airline said in a statement Friday. He’s worked at Qantas for 23 years.