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LONDON – Ms. Dines will replace Joe McCollum as Chef People Officer at Air New Zealand (NZ). McCollum will shortly complete his fixed-term agreement and will be leaving the company in February to resume his consultancy practice.

Nikki Dines has been with Air New Zealand (NZ) since 2013 and has held a variety of roles within the People, Airports, and Pilots teams. This includes leading NZ’s Pilot group as General Manager Pilots and her more recent role of General Manager People – Corporate, Revenue & Employee Experience.

Ms. Dines holds an LLB (Hons) and BA qualifications from the University of Auckland and prior to joining NZ, she was a partner with LangtonHudsonButcher.

Statement from Air New Zealand


Greg Foran, CEO at NZ, says Nikki has established a proven track record over the past seven years and is well respected for what she’s achieved in her various roles with the company.

Nikki Dines. Photo: womeninhealthtech.co.nz

“Nikki is regarded as an outstanding leader with considerable airline knowledge and experience. Her promotion into the role is a credit to the depth of talent we have within the airline.”

Ms Dines, said, “I want to thank Joe McCollum, who has played a critical role in helping NZ navigate the COVID-19 crisis and for getting us in a position to be ready to seize the opportunities ahead.”


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