Executive biographies

Gareth Evans – Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer

Gareth Evans, Jetstar Group Chief Executive OfficerGareth Evans was appointed CEO Jetstar Group in November 2017. Prior to this, Mr Evans was CEO Qantas International & Freight where he led the successful turnaround of Qantas’ international operations and the arrival of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s into the Qantas fleet. He started this role in March 2015.

Mr Evans was the Chief Financial Officer of the Qantas Group from March 2010 to February 2015. As Chief Financial Officer his portfolio included Finance, Strategy, Treasury, IT, Procurement (including Fleet), Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions and the Group’s Business Transformation Program.

Prior to March 2010, Mr Evans’ roles with Qantas covered many areas including a number of senior financial roles within the Group, commercial and business analytics and the implementation of major business change initiatives; scheduling of the international and domestic network, ticket pricing, revenue management and airline operations on the day; as well as readiness activities for the arrival of the Airbus A380.

Prior to joining the Qantas Group in 1999, Mr Evans held a number of corporate finance roles with Caltex Australia and KPMG in Australia and the UK. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Barathan Pasupathi – Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer

Barathan Pasupathi, Jetstar Asia Chief Executive OfficerBarathan (Bara) Pasupathi began as Jetstar Asia’s Chief Executive Officer in July 2012.

Bara has over 23 years of experience in aviation and energy sectors and was a founding executive of Jetstar Asia, serving as its Chief Financial officer (CFO) from 2004 to 2007. Some of Bara's accomplishments include helping to establish Jetstar through its merger with Valuair, fleet procurement and fuel hedging.

Prior to being appointed CEO of Jetstar Asia, Bara's was the Managing Director of Mabanaft Singapore Pte Ltd, a leading independent German oil trading group based in Singapore and currently serves as Senior Advisor to its parent company Marquard & Bahls. He also expanded his aviation and finance experience as CFO for Middle East-based Jazeera Airways and Sahaab Aircraft leasing.

Bara is a graduate from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Commerce. In 2013 he was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus award by Murdoch University. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration and is a member of CPA Australia.

Bara is a member of the Academic and Examination Advisory Council at SHATEC Institutes and a member of the protem committee on Standards in Service at SPRING Singapore.

Bara is an active Assisi Hospice Volunteer and has served as Treasurer in the Children’s Cancer Foundation and The Nature Society of Singapore and a Commissioned Officer of the Singapore Armed Forces.

Masaru Kataoka – Jetstar Japan Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director

Masaru Kataoka, Jetstar Japan Chief Executive Officer and Representative DirectorMasaru Kataoka was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of Jetstar Japan in September 2017. Prior to this Masaru had been Jetstar Japan’s Chairman and Representative Director since April 2015.

Masaru joined Jetstar Airways in August 2006 where he worked as Jetstar Group’s Regional General Manager for Japan. In that role, he oversaw the overall sales strategy of Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, and Jetstar Japan – including pricing, revenue management, marketing, and public relations.

In March 2007 Masaru launched Jetstar Airways’ first Osaka-Brisbane-Sydney service, Japan’s first international route by a low-cost carrier. In April 2010, he became the representative of Jetstar Asia, where he focused on expanding the network between Japan and countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Masaru has more than 27 years of experience in the aviation industry, having worked for Air New Zealand as District Sales Manager Western Japan before joining Jetstar Airways.

Born in Kyoto in June 1963, Masaru graduated from National University of Shinshu in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Jetstar Executive Team


Gareth Evans | Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer


Alan McIntyre

Alan McIntyre | Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Jetstar Group


Gerry Turner | Chief Operating Officer, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand


Barathan Pasupathi | Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer



Nick McGlynn | Executive Director and Co-CEO, Jetstar Japan











Cathryn Arnold | Chief Technology Officer, Jetstar Group


Jill Henderson

Jill Henderson | Executive Manager People and Communications, Jetstar Group


Mark Dal Pra

Mark Dal Pra | Chief Financial Officer, Jetstar Group