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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 46 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 Matt Clarke, chief executive Wellington Airport.

Our other board members are:

Justin Watson, chief executive, Christchurch Airport

Carrie Hurihanganui, chief executive, Auckland Airport

Glen Sowry, chief executive, Queenstown Airport

Dean Heiford, chief executive, Marlborough Airport

David Scott, chief executive, New Plymouth Airport

Mark Morgan, chief executive, Hamilton Airport

David Hayes, airport manager, Masterton Airport, small airports representative

Richard Holyoake, Beca, non-airports representative

Our chief executive is Billie Moore.

Become a member

Find out about the benefits of joining NZ Airports here.