Darren Peisley

Darren Peisley speaking at Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum
Chief Executive Officer, Hala Group (Acting)
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.