The North Queensland Airports Board today announced the appointment of Norris Carter as chief executive officer.
This appointment follows the resignation of Kevin Brown in April to take up the role of chief executive at Perth Airport.
NQA board chairman Ross Rolfe said that the board was delighted that Mr Carter had agreed to accept the role.
“We were very impressed by the strong field of applications we received. Norris was, however, the stand-out candidate with not only a long history within the airline industry but also more recently in airport operations.” Mr Rolfe said.
Norris Carter is currently general manager Aeronautical Commercial at Auckland Airport.
Before joining Auckland Airport, Mr Carter spent 14 years at Qantas.
He led strategy, network planning and revenue management for the airline’s international operations, and played a leading role in the growth of its frequent flyer business.
He spent the early part of his career with IBM and The Boston Consulting Group.
Norris Carter holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide, and an MBA from the University of NSW.
Mr Carter has represented Auckland Airport on the NQA board for the last 12 months.
“During his time on the NQA Board Norris has deeply impressed us with his knowledge of the airline industry and airport operations,” Mr Rolfe said.
“We are excited by the experience that Norris brings to the role and believe he is the ideal candidate to drive future growth in the business by attracting new services to Cairns and Mackay airports as well as continuing to support our existing customers to grow their businesses.”
Mr Carter is expected to formally take up duties as chief executive in early December 2016.