Qantas Group Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce is moving up his retirement by two months to support the company's renewal and a smoother leadership transition. 

As a result, Vanessa Hudson, the CEO designate, will become managing director and group CEO, effective Sept. 6. 

This decision also accelerates the appointment of Rob Marcolina as the airline's chief financial officer, aligning with Hudson's transition to group CEO. 

 Shareholders will formally vote on Hudson's appointment at the annual general meeting in November.