Chief Executive Officer
Glen joined the QAC team as Chief Executive Officer in September 2021. He has extensive leadership and aviation experience having spent over a decade in a range of senior management roles at Air New Zealand as well as being former Chair of the Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ). Prior to joining QAC Glen held CEO roles at Metlifecare and Kainga Ora (formerly Housing New Zealand). Early in his career he was a professional yachtsman, competing for New Zealand in the America's Cup, the Whitbread Race and the Olympics.
Glen has spent a great deal of time in the Queenstown Lakes district and is excited to now be based in Queenstown to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle the region is known for.
GM Corporate & Community Affairs
Sara joined the QAC team in 2019 and is responsible for legal and regulatory matters, government and community relations, communications and sustainability. Sara has extensive experience as a communications and corporate affairs executive with a strong community focus. Before joining QAC she was the director of communications and operations for First Peoples Disability Network in Australia.
Sara holds a master's in journalism and an undergraduate degree in communications.
GM Finance & Commercial
Andrew joined QAC in January 2019. He leads financial performance and risk management, strategic planning, capital funding and all commercial business activity related to both aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue. Andrew brings a diverse mix of experience having worked across a broad range of business sectors in senior management roles.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accountancy) degree and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
GM Property & Planning
Rachel joined QAC in 2015 and is responsible for the planning and development activities related to the company's property assets as well as master planning. With more than 20 years of experience across the property management and development sector, Rachel brings strong capability and a long-term vision to her role.
Rachel holds Bachelor of Commerce and Arts degrees and a Diploma in Commerce from the University of Auckland.
GM Operations & Safety
Todd joined QAC in 2022 bringing a valuable and diverse experience to the QAC team. Todd has over 25 years of working in the airport environment, having held a wide range of senior airport roles with Air New Zealand. He started as Airports Strategy Manager moving into Head of Regional Airports before moving on to be GM Offshore Airports with accountability for the airline's global airport operations.
Adrienne was appointed to the Board of Directors in November 2017. She brings more than 30 years' experience in resource management and planning to the role with a particular specialty in spatial planning, metropolitan growth and management, including infrastructure planning and large projects.
Queenstown-based Simon Flood was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2020. He is an experienced business leader with more than 25 years' in the global investment management industry having held a variety of senior leadership roles in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Anne Urlwin ONZM
Wanaka-based Anne Urlwin was appointed in October 2020. Anne is a professional director whose governance experience covers a range of sectors from infrastructure and energy to insurance and finance. Her governance roles have spanned publicly listed companies, private companies, statutory entities and Crown and local government-owned companies.
Mark was appointed in June 2017 as Auckland Airport's shareholder representative. He has more than 25 years' experience in real estate management and development, and he brings a wealth of experience in the transport and logistics sectors. Mark is the General Manager Property & Commercial for Auckland Airport, responsible for investment property, hotels and retailing businesses.
Mike was appointed to the Board of Directors in October 2020. Mike brings a wealth of global aviation experience across key markets ranging from here in New Zealand to Australia, Asia, South America, North America and Europe. He is also a former member of the Star Alliance Marketing Committee and a current Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Queenstown-based Andrew Blair was appointed to the Board of Directors in October 2020. Following a successful career in both the public and private sectors Andrew, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, now undertakes governance roles and provides advisory services to a range of commerical, government and community organisations.