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From planes to clothing: Rob Fyfe's next move

Departing Air NZ chief executive Rob Fyfe has been coy about his future, but one thing is for sure: he'll be one of the directors of Icebreaker, effective July 1.

Departing Air NZ chief executive Rob Fyfe has been coy about his future, but one thing is for sure: he'll be one of the directors of Icebreaker, effective July 1.

Rob Fyfe - IcebreakerFyfe will step down in December, handing over to Christopher Luxon, whose current title is group general manager international airline.

Icebreaker founder and chief executive Jeremy Moon said he was stoked to have Fyfe on the company board.

 “To have attracted Rob to the Icebreaker board will greatly strengthen the path we are on, and on a personal note I feel really lucky to have such a strong mentor. Rob is a world class business leader who is energised by innovation, focused on customer engagement and is driven to see New Zealand business succeed on the global stage. As a CEO it’s critical that I’m always learning and being inspired and I feel privileged that a New Zealander of Rob’s calibre has agreed help me take Icebreaker to the next level,” Moon said.

Fyfe was equally complimentary of Icebreaker.

“What Jeremy and his team have achieved over the past 17 years has been truly inspirational and their’s is a business story all New Zealanders should be proud of.  They have proven that you can take a great idea and Kiwi innovation and create a global success even when you are a long way from key markets,” he said.