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Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIA.NZ)

AIA.NZ on New Zealand Stock Exchange

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28 Feb 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Strange

2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Adrian Littlewood

2012 Chief Executive Officer

Philip Neutze

2015 Chief Financial Officer

Richard Joseph Te Kani Barker

2013 General Manager - Retail and Commercial

Anna Elizabeth Cassels-Brown

2018 General Manager - Operations

Jonathan Good

2019 General Manager - Technology and Marketing

Andre Julian Lovatt

2018 General Manager - Airport Development and Delivery

Scott Lawrence Tasker

2017 General Manager - Aeronautical Commercial

Mark Thomson

2014 General Manager of Property

Mary-Liz Tuck

2019 General Manager - Corporate Services

Mark Binns

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dean Ross Hamilton

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Julia Hoare

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Elizabeth Savage

2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tania Simpson

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Justine Smyth

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Christine Elizabeth Spring

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Suzannah Steele

2019 Investor Relations and Reporting

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Strange

Mr. Patrick Clifford Strange serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Patrick Strange was appointed Chair of the Board. He has been a director of Auckland Airport since 2015. Patrick is currently chair of Chorus and a director of Mercury NZ and Essential Energy Australia.

Adrian Littlewood

Mr. Adrian Henry Littlewood serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was previously General Manager Retail and Commercial of the Company. Adrian joined the airport in 2009 and has a background in corporate law, strategy, marketing and management. He previously worked for Telecom New Zealand Limited, Baker & McKenzie and Bell Gully. Adrian is a director of North Queensland Airports and the Tourism Industry Association, New Zealand. He is an executive member of the New Zealand Airports Association and the co-chair of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum.

Philip Neutze

Mr. Philip Hugh Neutze serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is responsible for managing our corporate strategy, financial affairs, procurement, business technology, legal, share registry, risk management and insurance. He joined us in 2010 as our business intelligence manager and was acting chief financial officer for three months from September to November 2014. Phil has a background in science, investment banking, corporate finance and treasury. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Richard Joseph Te Kani Barker

Mr. Richard Joseph Te Kani Barker serves as General Manager - Retail and Commercial of the Company. since October 2013. He is responsible for Auckland Airport’s retailing businesses, including duty free, specialty retail, and food and beverage. He is also responsible for transport and carparking. Richard spent more than 20 years in retail, sales, marketing and operational roles for BP in New Zealand, Australia, London and Chicago. Prior to joining Auckland Airport in 2013, he played a leading role in the original conception, development and operation of the new Z Energy retail proposition.

Anna Elizabeth Cassels-Brown

Ms. Anna Elizabeth Cassels-Brown serves as General Manager - Operations of the Company. She was Acting General Manager Corporate Affairs of the company. She is responsible for Auckland Airport’s strategy development and delivery for human resources and health and safety. She has been recognised globally for her work in developing leadership culture. Prior to Anna joining Auckland Airport in July 2015, she made a significant impact on people practices, organisational development and company culture in some of New Zealand’s leading companies, including Fonterra, Air New Zealand, New Zealand Refining Company and, most recently, Landcorp Farming Limited. She has held a number of directorships through her career, and is currently a member of the governing Council of Northland Polytechnic. Also, Anna is our acting general manager of corporate affairs, responsible for corporate communications and government relations.

Jonathan Good

Mr. Jonathan Good serves as General Manager - Technology and Marketing of the Company., effective 27 May 2019. He is responsible for the strategy and execution of world class technology and marketing programmes at Auckland Airport. He joined Auckland Airport in May 2019 from T&G Global, where he held the role of Chief Technology and Operating Officer. Before this he was General Manager Business and Retail Development at Fonterra where he led the transformation of RD1 into Fonterra Farm Source. Jonathan was previously co-founder and CEO of a technology start-up in the United States that was acquired by Ancestry.com, having started his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he specialised in sales and marketing. Jonathan holds a BSc and BA (Honours) from the University of Auckland and a Master of Philosophy in Economics (Distinction) from the University of Oxford where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Andre Julian Lovatt

Mr. Andre Julian Lovatt serves as General Manager - Airport Development and Delivery of the Company. He leads Auckland Airport’s infrastructure development and delivery team, focusing on the implementation of our 30-year vision to build a world-class airport. André brings 19 years’ experience of delivering major infrastructure projects across Asia Pacific. Before joining us in March 2018, André was chair of Regenerate Christchurch, the organisation tasked with the redevelopment of the ‘red zone’, and chief executive of the Arts Centre of Christchurch. André also has experience including four years as a director of Christchurch Airport, and the delivery of numerous significant infrastructure projects in Singapore, including the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort and the Singapore Sports Hub.

Scott Lawrence Tasker

Mr. Scott Lawrence Tasker serves as General Manager - Aeronautical Commercial of the Company. He brings 21 years of experience in the travel industry to the role, including eight years working in sales for Lufthansa and Emirates – ultimately as the head of passenger sales for Emirates in New Zealand. Prior to joining Auckland Airport in 2015, Scott was the general manager for the New Zealand operations of an international travel services business.” “For the past two and half years, Scott has led our aeronautical commercial activities in the Americas market and overseen significant growth in new carriers and additional capacity, including the arrival of American Airlines and United Airlines last year."

Mark Thomson

Mr. Mark R. Thomson serves as General Manager of Property of the Company. effective April 2014. He leads the property team and is responsible for continuing to transform the airport into a vibrant business destination, developing new commercial business premises and attracting high-profile companies. He has more than 20 years’ experience in real estate management and development, and a wealth of experience in the transport and logistics sectors. Mark started his career in commercial brokerage in New Zealand and has since managed portfolios for the Crown Estate Commissioners (London) and Telecom New Zealand Limited. Before joining the airport in April 2014 he was the director of strategy execution and property (Asia) for Toll Global Logistics, responsible for Toll’s real estate interests spread across 12 countries, including China, Singapore and India.

Mary-Liz Tuck

Ms. Mary-Liz Tuck serves as General Manager - Corporate Services of the Company. She is responsibility for the key corporate functions of Auckland Airport including legal, people & capability, safety and public affairs. Mary-Liz also holds the role of General Counsel, is a trustee for the airport marae Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa, and on the advisory board for Ara, the job and skills hub for the Auckland Airport precinct, connecting South Auckland communities with jobs at and around Auckland Airport. Mary-Liz joined Auckland Airport in February 2019 from Fisher and Paykel Appliances, where she held numerous leadership roles across business excellence, product quality, customer experience, operations and legal. Prior to this Mary-Liz was a practicing commercial lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, holding various senior roles in New Zealand law firms and at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in the United Kingdom. Mary-Liz holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.

Mark Binns

Mr. Mark James Binns serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed Chief Executive of Meridian in January 2012. He retires from this role in December 2017, having prepared the company for New Zealand’s largest IPO and delivered exceptional performance since listing. Mark is the former Chief Executive of the Infrastructure Division of Fletcher Building Limited, the company’s largest division. Mark worked at Fletcher Building and its predecessor, Fletcher Challenge Limited, for 22 years. During that period he was responsible for operations in Australia, South East Asia, India, South America, the United States and the South Pacific, as well as in New Zealand. Mark also held director roles in numerous subsidiary companies of the Fletcher Building group. Mark’s career has seen him closely involved in some of New Zealand’s largest infrastructure projects, including the Wiri Prison public-private partnership, Waterview Connection, Eden Park, SKYCITY, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Manapouri tunnel. By training, Mark is a qualified lawyer and, prior to joining Fletcher Challenge, he was a partner at Simpson Grierson in Auckland

Dean Ross Hamilton

Mr. Dean Ross Hamilton serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He comes to Auckland Airport with significant CEO and financial markets experience. Most recently he was CEO of Silver Fern Farms Limited where he successfully led the business through a period of significant change and improvement in financial performance, health & safety, staff and supplier engagement, sustainability and consumer trust in the brand. Dean’s career includes 12 years at global investment bank Deutsche Bank, working in both Australia and New Zealand, where he advised a wide range of companies on M&A, capital management, corporate restructuring and capital raising. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Dean held CEO roles in manufacturing and general management in retail. Dean brings experience at running a large organisation with a wide range of stakeholders as well as a deep understanding in finance and capital markets. Dean is also a director of Fulton Hogan and Tappenden Holdings.

Julia Hoare

Ms. Julia Cecile Hoare serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Prior to her governance career, Julia had extensive chartered accounting experience in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand and was a partner with PwC New Zealand for 20 years until 2012. Her expertise spans finance, commercial, tax, regulatory, sustainability and climate change. Through both her professional experience and board roles, Julia is knowledgeable across a diverse range of sectors including transport and logistics, infrastructure and international FMCG marketing. She is familiar with high-growth businesses operating globally as well as those facing disruptive challenges and opportunities in the new digital age. Julia is a qualified chartered accountant and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She is the deputy chair of both The a2 Milk Company Limited and Watercare Services Limited, and a director of Port of Tauranga Limited, New Zealand Post Limited and AWF Madison Group Limited. Julia is also a member of the New Zealand External Reporting Advisory Panel and the New Zealand Institute of Directors’ National Council.

Elizabeth Savage

Tania Simpson

Ms. Tania Simpson serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is currently a director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Ngai Tahu Tourism, Tainui Group Holdings Ltd, Moko Club NZ and Deep South Challenge. Tania is also a Board member of Global Women NZ and a member of the Waitangi Tribunal. She is a Trustee of the Waitangi National Trust and Chair of Radio Maniapoto. Tania’s background includes 14 years as a director of Mighty River Power from its beginnings as a State Owned Enterprise through to its successful listing in 2013. Tania is known for her work with Maori communities. Her experience includes time spent as a Maori Advisor Officer for the Housing Corporation of NZ before moving into central government as a Senior Policy Analyst on housing policies. She has also helped negotiate agreements for Maori communities through her time at Treasury Group Ltd and has worked on a number of Treaty settlements.

Justine Smyth

Ms. Justine Bronwyn Gay Smyth serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed a director of the company in 2012. She is the chair of Auckland Aiport’s human resources committee. Justine is currently a director of Spark New Zealand Limited, chair of its human resources board sub-committee and member of Spark’s audit and risk board sub-committee. She is chair of The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Previous roles include as board member of the Financial Markets Authority, deputy chair of New Zealand Post Limited and chair of its finance, audit, investment and risk committee. Justine’s background also includes having been group finance director of Lion Nathan Limited and a partner of Deloitte. Justine is an owner and executive director of a clothing manufacture and wholesale business. Through her roles, Justine has strong experience in retail, governance, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and financial performance of large corporate enterprises, and the acquisition, ownership, management and sale of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Christine Elizabeth Spring

Ms. Christine Elizabeth Spring serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed a director of the company in 2014. Christine is a civil engineer and has approximately 20 years’ experience in aviation infrastructure development and strategic planning roles in New Zealand, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Asia and the Pacific Islands. During her career to date, Christine’s experience has been focused in strategy, stakeholder management and the planning of significant capital development projects in the aviation industry. Also, she was an executive of Auckland Airport before heading overseas to broaden her experience in 2002. Christine’s experience in aviation infrastructure and executive management is serving Auckland Airport well as it implements its 30-year vision for the airport of the future. Christine is also a director of Holmes Consulting Group Limited, a specialist structural engineering consultancy.

Suzannah Steele