Tuesday 13 November
Chief Executive Officer, Hobart AirportWhen: Tuesday 13 November, 0715-0845, Women in Airports Breakfast
Sarah commenced her career as a commercial pilot after completing a Bachelor of Aviation degree.
Following this, Sarah joined Melbourne Airport building her career in increasingly senior roles over 17 years, including Head of Operations and Airfield Manager, culminating in the Executive Planning and Development role delivering Terminal 4.
Dr. Hugh Bradlow
President of the Australian Academy of Technology and EngineeringWhen: Tuesday 13 November, 0945-1015, Major Airport Stream
Hugh S. Bradlow is President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a body which elects the best minds in technology to its Fellowship and then commits them to developing strategies which will turn Australia into a world leading technology economy.
Vice President, SITA INCWhen: Tuesday 13 November, 1115-1215, Major Airport Stream
Catherine is the primary liaison for SITA with airport industry organisations, ensuring SITA’s availability and support for committees, conferences and industry missions. She is an active participant in Airports Council International (ACI), including serving as Chairman of the ACI World Business Partners (WBP) Board and becoming the first non-Airport member to be appointed as an observer to the ACI World Governing Board (2006/2011).
Executive Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality Group AustralasiaWhen: Tuesday 13 November, 1145-1215, Commercial Stream
Peter is primarily responsible for the marketing and divestment of accommodation real estate throughout the primary and secondary markets of Australia’s southern states. Having worked across Australasia’s various hotel investment markets (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands) Peter has a transactional track record spanning budget to luxury accommodation properties, island resorts and major portfolios.
Chief Operating Officer, Cairns AirportWhen: Tuesday 13 November, 1345-1415, Commercial Stream
Kate has over 25 years’ airport experience, her current role is Chief Operations Officer which encompasses overseeing the vital day to day operations of Cairns Airport, as well as providing leadership and management to the airport’s operations business unit in accordance with legislative requirements and corporate objectives.
Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne AirportWhen: Tuesday 13 November, 1630-1715, Major Airport Stream
Mr Lyell Strambi was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC) in September 2015. He is responsible for the operation and development of both Melbourne and Launceston airports. Mr Strambi has a wealth of experience in the aviation sector both in Australia and abroad spanning 40 years.
Wednesday 14 November
First Commissioner, Federal Police BelgiumWhen: Wednesday 14 November, 0830-0900, Major Airport Stream
First Commissioner Jean-Pierre DEVOS has more than 25 years’ police experience. Since February 2017 he has been working as an intelligence officer/analyst at the headquarters of the Federal Police of Belgium. From 2013 till February 2017 he was the commander of the daily police unit (patrolling team) at Brussels National Airport.
Group Executive, Virgin Australia AirlinesWhen: Wednesday 14 November, 0930-1000, Major Airport Stream
Rob is an experienced senior aviation executive, having held a number of executive positions in the Australian airline industry over the past 20 years. Rob has a wealth of commercial expertise including specialist experience in operating in a multi-brand environment, is backed by strong operational credentials and has a track record of innovation.
General Manager, Northern Territory Airports (Alice Springs Airport)When: Wednesday 14 November 1415-1445, Regional Stream
David has worked in the Defence and Civil aviation industry for over 35 years. Prior to taking up his current appointment as General Manager Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Airports, David was General Manager Aviation Operations at Townsville International Airport.As part of the Northern Territory Airport Pty Ltd group, David is currently responsible for all aeronautical and non-aeronautical activities at Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Airports.
Thursday 15 November
Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Transport Safety BureauWhen: Thursday 15 November, 0900-0930, Technical Forum
Greg Hood is the Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) —Australia’s national transport safety investigation agency. Greg has almost 40 years’ experience in the transport industry, beginning his career as an air traffic controller in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Greg has since had a wide range of operational, training and leadership roles across the civil aviation industry.