Brisbane Airport shapes up for future challenges

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has announced the first major restructure of the company since the Airport was privatised in 1997.

BAC CEO and managing Director Julieanne Alroe said the new structure was designed to position the company to meet challenges and opportunities across key areas such as planning, regulatory change, property development and the changing global airport business model.

“BAC has been a very successful Queensland company for the first 13 years of its existence, developing a highly-efficient and responsive airport for our many stakeholders, and ensuring a strong, long-term return on investment for our shareholders - most of whom are mums and dads investing through their superannuation,” Ms Alroe said.

“A key to this performance in the face of major industry upheaval has been attracting experienced and talented professionals to help shape the destiny one of Queensland’s most important assets.

“Over the past 12 months we have reviewed our achievements and looked at the entire organisation, setting out where we want to go and how we want to get there.

“The result is a new organisational structure, a new senior leadership team and a new team of General Managers that I am confident has the capacity to take Brisbane Airport into the next exciting phase of growth.”

The restructure has resulted in the creation of a new department, Strategic Planning and Development, under former General Manager Commercial Services Gert-Jan de Graaff. The new Department will be a “think tank” focusing on future opportunities, long-term planning, growth and innovation.

Stephen Goodwin had been appointed to the role of General Manager Operations, responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Airport’s operations including Terminal Operations, Airside Operations and Security, while also having oversight of the Environment and Development Approvals areas.

Krishan Tangri has been appointed General Manager Assets, responsible for the delivery of key Airport projects, including the New Parallel Runway and the Domestic Terminal expansion project, as well as being responsible for over $2 billion in aviation assets.

Andrew Brodie has been appointed to the position of General Manager Terminal Retail, where he will lead the Airport terminal retail team while building value from BAC's terminal-based retail assets.

Sarah Thornton has been appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary, responsible for Board administration, compliance and regulatory affairs, airport leasing and licensing, intellectual property and the drafting, review and negotiation of a wide range of contracts.

Renaye Peters has been appointed General Manager Property, focusing on the development of the Airport’s property assets across the 2700 hectare site.

Jenna Buckner has been appointed General Manager Parking and Transport Services, and will be delivering new car park products, facilities and ground transport options over the coming years.

Cam Macphee has been promoted to the role of General Manager Aviation Business Development, responsible for supporting and growing BAC's domestic and international airline customers and its relationships with key tourism and marketing organisations.

Tim Rothwell remains Chief Financial Officer, while incorporating the additional responsibility of BAC's Company Secretariat department.

Jim Carden has been appointed Head of Corporate Relations, while Human Resources has been renamed People and Culture, under Head Gwilym Davies.