Sir Rod Eddington

Sir Rod Eddington

Chairman of J. P. Morgan’s Asia Pacific Advisory Council and non-executive Chairman of Lion

Rod Eddington is Chairman of J. P. Morgan’s Asia Pacific Advisory Council and non-executive Chairman of Lion.

Educated as an engineer at the University of Western Australia and then Oxford University as WA’s 1974 Rhodes Scholar, Sir Rod’s career began in transport and aviation and he went on to become CEO of Cathay Pacific, Ansett Airlines and British Airways, before retiring in late 2005 and returning to Australia.

In 2005, Sir Rod was awarded a Knighthood by the British Government for service to civil aviation, in 2012 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to business and commerce and in 2015 was honoured by the Japanese Government with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun for his contribution to strengthening the economic relations between Australia and Japan.

Sir Rod is Chairman of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and President of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee. He is also Chair of the Advisory Board for the Rugby World Cup Bid 2027 and sits as a non-executive director on a number of Boards. He served as the inaugural Chair of Infrastructure Australia from 2008-2014 and as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) from 2014-2020.