SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline, today announces the appointment of Anthony Mosse as the Company's new Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. Mosse has played a leading role in shaping Virgin America's significant fleet growth, including the airline's recent Airbus order. In July 2010, Virgin America placed one of the largest aircraft orders at this year's Farnborough International Air Show – announcing plans to order 40 additional new Airbus aircraft. Mosse joined Virgin America in August 2009 as the Director of Corporate Finance and Treasurer.
Mosse has 15 years of aviation and investment experience – with a track record that includes securing billions of dollars of aircraft financing on behalf of aviation clients in addition to making direct investments in aviation and other assets. Prior to Virgin America, Mosse served as a Managing Director in Babcock & Brown's Corporate and Structured Finance Group. While there, Mosse established and managed new principal investment classes in aviation, infrastructure and real estate. Prior to that, Mosse served as the Manager of Commercial Alliances at Air New Zealand, where he managed relationships with numerous global airline partners and led business development teams on alliances.
In his new role, Mosse will lead the airline's capital market transactions, corporate finance, insurance procurement, aircraft deliveries, lease negotiations, cash and investment management, fuel hedging and banking relationships.
Mosse is an accomplished world-class athlete who is an Olympic medalist and a triple Olympic finalist in swimming. In 1988, Mosse earned a bronze medal for his home country of New Zealand at the Olympics in Seoul, Korea.
Mosse graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in Political Science and Economics from Stanford University. Mosse also earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mosse lives with his wife and two children in Burlingame, California.
EDITORS NOTE: Virgin America is a U.S. controlled and operated airline. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is a minority share investor in Virgin America.
About Virgin America: Headquartered in California and launched in August 2007, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel, including in-flight internet service on every flight and the most advanced touch-screen entertainment platform in the skies. The airline's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport. In just three years flying, Virgin America has created 1,700 new jobs and has swept the major reader-based travel awards, including "Best Domestic Airline" in the Conde Nast Traveler 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers' Choice Awards and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure's 2008, 2009 and 2010 World's Best Awards. For photos and more, visit: www.virginamerica.com
SOURCE Virgin America