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About NZ Airports

NZ Airports is the industry association for New Zealand’s airports. We are a not-for-profit organisation and registered incorporated society.

Our national network of 42 airports – from small to large – connects passengers to all corners of the country and to the world. 

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•  We are a united voice for NZ airports.
•  We help airports operate safely and efficiently.
•  We support sustainable air connectivity for people and places.

We know New Zealand’s airports and the value they deliver to communities.

NZ Airports:

• Supports
• Represents
• Advocates
• Analyses

NZ Airports Board

NZ Airports is managed by a nine member board, supported by a chief executive and small support team.

Our board of nine directors represent a cross-section of our association membership including international, regional and small airports and non-airport members (firms such as engineering consultancies and pavement contractors that work closely with airports).

Our current board is chaired by Adrian Littlewood, chief executive of Auckland Airport.

Our other board members are:

Steve Sanderson, chief executive, Wellington Airport
Malcolm Johns, chief executive, Christchurch Airport
Colin Keel, chief executive, Queenstown Airport
Dean Heiford, chief executive, Marlborough Airport
Stuart Ainslie, chief executive, Hawke’s Bay Airport
Mark Gibb, chief executive, Rotorua Airport
David Hayes, airport manager, Masterton Airport
Richard Holyoake, Beca

Our chief executive is Kevin Ward.

Become a member

Find out about the benefits of joining NZ Airports here.