President and Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Airport AuthorityWhen: Tuesday 19 November, 1015-1045
Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR), is the driving force behind YVR, known for its innovative approach, forward-looking strategy and exceptional customer care. His strong aviation background spans diverse roles at home and abroad as a fighter pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force, pivotal roles at YVR and CEO positions with Vantage Airport Group at six airports in three countries. Since rejoining YVR as President & CEO, Richmond has overseen the airport’s vision to become a world-class sustainable connecting hub linking Asia to the Americas.
Director of Aviation Services, City of PhoenixWhen: Wednesday 20 November, 0900-0930
James E. Bennett, A.A.E. currently serves as Director of Aviation Services for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. In this role he is responsible for the operation, management and development of three airports: Sky Harbor International, Deer Valley and Phoenix-Goodyear. In addition to directing the operations of these airports he is responsible for the development and implementation of a U.S. $2 billion capital investment program involving terminal building expansion, automated people movers and airfield improvements. These improvements are designed to accommodate additional growth at Sky Harbor International which currently serves 45 million passengers annually.
Chief Executive Officer, Airservices AustraliaWhen: Tuesday 19 November, 1430-1500
Jason Harfield, Jason Harfield was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 9 March 2016, beginning his career with Airservices as a flight data officer in Adelaide in 1989. With more than 30 years of experience in aviation and the air traffic management industry, Jason has been a core member of the Airservices Executive Leadership Team since 2005. His executive leadership roles included leading the safety and future services functions as well as leading and transforming the air traffic control operations through the introduction of new services, advanced airport capacity and air traffic flow management capabilities, whilst reinvigorating Airservices largest operational workforce.
Dr Lesley Seebeck
Chief Executive Officer, ANU Cyber InstituteWhen: Tuesday 19 November, 1600-1630
Dr Lesley Seebeck started as the CEO of the Cyber Institute, Australian National University, on 30 July 2018. Most recently, she was Chief Investment and Advisory Officer at the Digital Transformation Agency, arriving there from the Bureau of Meteorology where she served as Chief Information Officer from mid 2014 to late 2017.
Chief Executive Officer, Sydney AirportWhen: Wednesday 20 November, 1000-1030
Geoff joined Sydney Airport as Chief Executive Officer in January 2018. Having brought with him extensive commercial and operational experience, he has placed a heavy emphasis on working closely and collaboratively with customers, business partners and government. Geoff currently serves on both the World Governing Board and Asia-Pacific Board of the Airports Council International (ACI), the global industry association representing airports around the world.
Executive Manager, Group Safety & Health, Qantas Airways LimitedWhen: Friday 22 November, 0930-1000
In his role, Nolen works across all Business Units to influence the Group’s Safety and Health strategic goals and to insure proper execution. Nolen provides advice and input to both Qantas’s General Management Committee as well the Board Corporate Health, Environmental, Safety and Security Committee on matters involving Safety and Health. Prior to this, Nolen was Senior Vice President, Safety, Security & operations at Airlines for America.