Newcastle Airport CEO Dr Peter Cock has announced the appointment of Andrew Gill to the role of Executive Manger Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer.
Andrew joined the Newcastle Airport team in August last year as Senior Accountant. He has been acting in the Executive Manager role since January this year and was formally commenced in the role on Monday, 18 April following an extensive national and international search.
“Andrew proved himself to be the strongest candidate during the robust recruitment process,” Peter said.
“He brings to the role extensive financial and analytical experience. He’s worked in Australia and abroad across a number of industries including private equity, manufacturing, and telecommunication services.”
In his new role, Andrew’s areas of focus will be financial management, corporate governance, business analytics, legal and compliance, information technology, and work health and safety.
This news followed the announcement that the Airport recorded an eight per cent year-on-year passenger throughput increase when compared with March 2015. This increase facilitated the strongest passenger throughput in the January to March quarter since 2013.
The total throughput of 287,984 passengers for the quarter was fuelled by strong passenger demand and increased capacity on services led by Jetstar, Virgin Australia, QantasLink, and FlyPelican.
In particular, Brisbane and Gold Coast have both recorded double-digit seat capacity growth year-on-year.
“We are continuing to work hard to lobby airlines to increase their capacity into our market. This work is starting to pay dividends with the airlines responding and increasing capacity.”
“Our data clearly shows that while our market is well serviced on some routes, we are underserved on others. It’s positive to see that when the additional capacity is put into our market, we respond by filling the seats,” Peter concluded.
Image | Andrew Gill