Darren Peisley

Darren Peisley speaking at Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum
Chief Executive Officer, Hala Group (Acting)
Company: 
Etihad Airways

Darren Peisley was appointed as the acting Chief Executive Officer for Hala Group in June 2016. Darren overseas Hala Group and its principal subsidiary companies.  He is a business leader with a long history of orchestrating and delivering complex transformation and growth strategies with the last 20 years in travel & tourism. 

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Darren held positions within Etihad Airways as Managing Director for Global Loyalty Company, VP Business Transformation and VP Commercial Strategy & Planning over a period of 6 years from 2010 to 2016. Prior to that he spent 15 years at Qantas within a range of senior leadership positions across the Commercial division.

A member of Board of Directors at Amadeus Gulf since April 2011 and Founder and Board of Directors for Hala Travel Management.

Being highly analytical with a finance and strategy background he has deep leadership experience in developing businesses in UK, Australia, UAE and Europe and has a successful record of implementing major change and creating revenue focused, efficient and profitable businesses.

Darren obtains a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University in Australia and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant. 

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