Adrian joined Auckland Airport in 2009 and has been the Chief Executive since 2012. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Adrian was the company’s General Manager of Retail and Commercial. Earlier in his professional career Adrian worked in strategy, product and marketing management roles at Telecom New Zealand, was a management consultant in the United Kingdom and worked as a corporate lawyer in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom.
Adrian is committed to developing diverse talent at Auckland Airport and creating an environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. He is particularly interested in supporting the growth and development of South Aucklanders by leveraging the major infrastructure development at Auckland Airport. He has been involved with Champions for Change since its launch and is an advocate of the Future Directors programme which Auckland Airport has been participating in since 2012.
Adrian is currently the New Zealand Chair of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum and a member of the Executive Committee of the New Zealand Airports Association.
About Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport is the third busiest international airport in Australasia. More than three-quarters of all international visitors to New Zealand arrive here, with 19 million passengers having travelled through our terminals in the past 12 months.
We play a significant role in supporting New Zealand businesses, with around $15 billion worth of freight passing through the airport every year. Around 15,000 people, across more than 100 businesses, work here. The wider airport precinct features a world-class business park, commercial office buildings, transport and logistics warehouses, hotels and leisure and recreation facilities.
We are proud of what has been achieved at Auckland Airport since it opened in 1966. Today, we are focused on making Auckland an aviation hub for New Zealand and the Pacific Rim, and on being able to accommodate the increasing number of passengers and aircraft wanting to use Auckland Airport. Implementation of our 30-year vision to build the “airport of the future” is well underway. It’s creating jobs, boosting tourism and household incomes and lifting our regional economy and we are playing our part in maintaining New Zealand’s reputation as one of the world’s great travel destinations.