12 Jan 2004
Mr Phil Walker, Chairman of Wellington International Airport Limited ("WIAL"), today announced the appointment of Mr Simon Draper as the new Chief Executive of WIAL.
Mr Draper joins WIAL following an extensive career in the utilities and infrastructure sectors including senior positions in the electricity, airport and property industries.
Mr Draper joins WIAL from Integral Energy, one of Australia's largest electricity retailers/distributors with over 800,000 customers, where he has been General Manager Commercial.
Prior to joining Integral, Mr Draper was Chief Executive of Northern Territory Airports, responsible for the operation and development of Darwin, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek airports. His other aviation experience includes senior positions with the Federal Airports Corporation and Qantas Airways Limited.
Mr Draper has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from Sydney University and Master of Business from the University of Technology in Sydney.
He is 39 years old and married with two young children.
Mr Draper will take up his new role on Wednesday 3 March 2003.
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