Meet the many faces of our airport team
Did you know there are more than 250 people in the airport team, working in everything from logistics to legal, admin to aeronautics, safety to services, and more! Behind every face is a story – we’re sharing them one-by-one right here.
We're proud to rally behind every person on our team in their many endeavours, both professional and personal. From avid cyclists to technical wizzes, we're continually amazed by the achievements of our staff. People often ask us, "what kind of person works at the airport"? We think you'll agree that the answer simply has to be, "all kinds"!
Apron and Wildlife Manager
Meet Mike, our Apron and Wildlife Manager who splits his time between the airfield, the 10 acres where he breeds and trains dogs and the South Island high country. Find out more about the airfield’s special visitor, a New Zealand Falcon and other wildlife projects Mike works on here.
Management Accountant - Finance
Emily, Management Accountant in our Finance team shares with us how she went from studying hotel management in Seoul to working in finance in New Zealand (even though she didn’t actually like accounting as a student) and what Routeburn, Milford and Abel Tasman Tracks have in common here.
People and Culture Advisor
From being born an ‘army brat’ in Germany a few months after the Berlin Wall came down to growing up in a small Scottish town called Jedburgh that has some very unique traditions, Rachel shares with us how she came to be in New Zealand as our People and Culture Advisor and why a career in HR here.
Partnership Manager - Trade Development & Aeronautical
Meet Briar, our Partnership Manager - Trade Development & Aeronautical. She speaks four languages (including some Swahili) and has lived in seven countries, learn more about her interesting experiences and adventures and how this has set her up perfectly for her role here.
Senior Project Manager – Property
Imagine spending seven years on one project! Laurie, a Senior Project Manager in our Property team, did just that. Learn about the many projects she has worked on and the interesting place she called home for five years before working at the airport here.
Senior Procurement Specialist
Jenna is one of our Senior Procurement Specialists. She admits she stumbled across a career in Procurement but now loves the excitement and challenge working on a big project brings. To find out more about the interesting projects she works on and why she celebrates her birthday six months after the actual day click here.
Manager - BI Systems, Digital Solutions and Data Technology
Martin is part of our innovative Digital Solutions and Data Technology team. From digitising manual business processes, to recording two albums as a guitarist, to co-founding an environmental management and sustainability consultancy business in 1998, Martin shares some of his interesting experiences here.
Integrated Operations Centre Controller
Sophie is part of our IOC team who are dubbed the ‘eyes and ears' of the airport. She shares with us her top five most interesting calls from the public and what gets her through night shift. To hear more about the interesting experiences of an IOC Controller, click here.
Meet Shaun, one of our valued Airport Ambassadors who has been with the airport since the programme started! From going to Antarctica, to ticking sky diving off his bucket list (just last year!), learn more about Shaun’s ambassador role and incredible experiences here.