The Australian Airports Association (AAA) which represents 260 airport members, including all the capital city airports through to the small regional aerodromes of rural Australia, is to seek nominations for the position of chairman. The move follows the decision of current AAA National Chairman Stephen Goodwin not to stand again for re-election.
The AAA says Mr Goodwin has led it through a period of transformation since his appointment in 2011 and states that during that time, the AAA’s contribution to the development of Australia’s airports industry, its services to members, and advocacy to government and regulatory stakeholders has grown significantly.
Mr Goodwin will step down from the role of National Chairman at the AAA annual general meeting on October 14, 2015 in Hobart. He will continue to serve on the AAA Board in the role of Immediate Past Chairman. Nominations for the role of Chairman will open on July 31, 2015.
The AAA’s Deputy Chairman, Guy Thompson, highlighted Mr Goodwin’s leadership of the national airports industry body since his appointment.
“Stephen has made a significant contribution to the success of the AAA during his tenure as Chairman,” Mr Thompson said, adding “Under Stephen’s leadership the AAA now has a clear strategic plan and vision for the future, has grown its engagement with government, and cemented its reputation as the voice of the airport industry.”