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Wellington Airport announces new CEO

17 Oct 2011

Wellington Airport is pleased to announce Steve Sanderson as its new Chief Executive Officer. Steve has been the Chief Executive Officer for Queenstown Airport since May 2007.

“After an international search, we welcome Steve as the Airport’s CEO. His extensive background in infrastructure businesses and at Queenstown Airport will be a great asset to the Airport as it moves to deliver on its plans for future growth” said David Newman, Wellington Airport’s Chairman.

Mr Sanderson’s career has predominately been in infrastructure businesses including General Manager NZ/Australia at Powerco Limited, and General Manager at Lyttelton Port Company. He is also currently a Director of Pioneer Generation. Prior to Queenstown Airport, Mr Sanderson was the CEO for Dynamic Controls, the world’s largest designer and manufacture of wheelchair controllers.

“I am really looking forward to joining the Wellington team. With passenger numbers at Wellington Airport doubling from 5 to 10 million over the next 20 years there are great opportunities, especially the challenge to enhance international connectivity and further Wellington Airport’s contribution to NZ inc. and the regional economy,” said Steve Sanderson.

Mr Sanderson will commence in the role of Chief Executive Officer for Wellington Airport in the New Year.

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