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Chief Executive - Lead Safety, Strategy and Commercial Performance

Full Time - Invercargill

  • Drive strategic commercial opportunities, enhance performance
  • Lead a culture of safety and success  
  • Propel your career forward and step up to this challenge

About the company

Invercargill Airport Limited (IAL) is a fast-growing regional airport and the gateway to the far South. With jets now flying non-stop from Auckland and direct flights from all major cities, it is easy for all New Zealanders to access the beautiful landmarks that Southland has to offer including Fiordland, Stewart Island and the Catlins – together with the rapidly growing city of Invercargill. Closely located to the city, IAL is more than just an operating airport and has significant opportunity to develop and support further aero related and non-aero commercial enterprises on the airport campus. 

In order to move IAL to a higher level of performance and to enhance the already strong offerings to passengers, IAL needs a passionate and energetic executive to take on the role of Chief Executive (CE), is this you?  

About the role

Reporting to the Board of Directors and leading a small and effective leadership team, the CE takes overriding accountability for the performance of IAL by providing strategic and high-level operational leadership across the organisation, guiding the successful execution of the agreed strategies and leading a highly effective, collaborative and proactive Leadership Team. 

In executing the overriding accountabilities; the CE will:

  • Lead the IAL Leadership Team in accordance with the values and behaviours expected including leading a culture of safety and sustainability
  • Maintain a focus on safety across the airport without exception and in compliance with all civil aviation legislation and requirements
  • Create, manage and enhance close working relationships with key and strategic stakeholders and deliver agreed outcomes
  • Develop and lead the execution of the IAL strategic plans through the IAL team; ensuring delivery to and performance in accordance with expectations
  • Work positively and proactively with the Chair and Board of Directors.

This role requires a high level of intellectual capability combined with the ability to develop strong working partnerships, lead effectively and achieve results. Are you keen?

About You

To be successful as the CEO you will be a high performing, commercial executive and an authentic and resilient leader with a passion for the safety and health of your people and all who come in contact with the business. You will thrive in a role where you can inspire others to achieve while balancing the need to be hands-on; particularly when considering strategic opportunities and developing stakeholder relationships.

A strong connector, you will enjoy developing stakeholder relationships and will understand how to leverage these to achieve objectives. Financially and commercially astute, you will be able to quickly distil business drivers and assess the viability of opportunities. With a passion for the aviation sector, you will be fully invested in driving this vital Invercargill business to reach new heights.

Are you ready to step up to this exciting Chief Executive role full of potential and growth opportunities?

For a confidential discussion about the role, contact Sarah Dixon on 022 193 4170, or Leanne Crozier on 0212452224,


Applications close: 5pm Monday 27th June 2022

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