Christine O’Reilly to replace Peter Hay as chair of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation

Melbourne, Australia - December 10, 2016: Melbourne airport check-in zone
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Christine O’Reilly has been named as the new chair of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC) – the owner of Melbourne and Launceston Airports.

    According to a release, O’Reilly will replace Peter Hay on 1 October, who retires after five years as Chair of APAC.

    APAC CEO Lorie Argus said O’Reilly’s appointment comes at an exciting time, as the company invests in the most ambitious 10-year capital works plan of any major airport in the country.

    “Christine has served on the boards and executive leadership teams of some of Australia’s most recognisable companies,” she said.

    “Her knowledge of and experience in the infrastructure sector is extensive, and that experience will be essential to our success as we grow Melbourne and Launceston Airports so they can serve their growing markets. Our plans for growth include a third runway, new roads and upgrades that will make our terminals even better for passengers.

    “Coupled with her expertise in the financial services industry, Christine’s experience and skills complement our already strong track record in executing large-scale projects.

    “Her leadership through our continued growth period will build on the foundations Peter has built during his five years as APAC Chair. Peter has led APAC through a tumultuous few years, and his proven performance in business and his decisiveness and integrity have been assets to the company.”

    O’Reilly said she was excited to take on the role of Chair of APAC.

    “Melbourne Airport is one of Victoria’s most important assets and, as a proud Melburnian, it’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of this business at such a pivotal time.”

    Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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