Merren commenced with the Virgin Australia Group (the Group) in 2008 as General Counsel and Company Secretary and is regarded as a role model within the aviation sector. She has held a number of Group Executive positions within the business and she is currently CEO of Tigerair Australia, the Group’s low cost carrier. Prior to this, she held the dual-CEO role at Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and Virgin Australia Cargo. Merren was also responsible for developing Virgin Australia’s global virtual network strategy, establishing alliances with Air New Zealand, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines to create an international flight network of more than 400 destinations. Prior to joining the Group, Merren held executive roles in a variety of industries, including being an Executive Partner at Allens Arthur Robinson, the Deputy State Solicitor of Western Australia and the Chief Advisor for Rio Tinto Iron Ore.