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Auckland Airport Announces New Senior Post


Auckland Airport Announces New Senior Management Post

Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) chief executive officer, Don Huse, today announced that the airport company had created a new position in the senior management structure.

The post of general manager - corporate planning and strategy, has been filled by Tony Gollin who returns to Auckland Airport's management team after seven years overseas.

Don Huse says, "This position signals an increased emphasis on corporate planning and airport economics, as the company undertakes major business and capacity development. This is in response to continuing strong growth in our domestic and international passenger numbers."

Huse said of the appointment, "Tony has the qualifications and experience that suit the role perfectly."

Mr Gollin has spent time in the senior management teams of global civil- and airport-development companies Bechtel Corporation and Alterra Partners. His most recent positions have been as Alterra Partners' senior vice-president, marketing and business development and senior vice president, operations.

Mr Gollin was commercial manager and then company general manager with Auckland International Airport Limited from 1989-1997. Before joining AIAL, he had held senior positions within the Ministry of Transport.

Huse adds, "This extensive experience and knowledge of the aviation and airport industries are a valuable addition to the considerable expertise that already exists at Auckland Airport.

"In his new role as general manager - corporate planning and strategy, Tony will have responsibility for planning and strategy, airport pricing, economics, regulatory affairs and special projects."

Tony Gollin says that Auckland Airport is progressing well, "It's great to be back! Auckland has had very strong growth of late and that looks set to continue.

"I look forward to getting my feet under the desk and working with the team to help ensure the company is well positioned strategically into the future."

Mr Gollin rejoins the Auckland Airport team from today.

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