Media Release – 6 October 2016

New Chief Executive Officer for GAC

The Board of the Gladstone Airport Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Friel to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Friel is currently Airport Manager at Devonport Airport in Tasmania, and brings over 12 years’ experience in Airport commercial and operations management to the Gladstone Airport CEO role.

He has worked in airports in various locations around regional Australia including Moranbah and Cairns in Queensland.

With a diverse and extensive history in aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue management, airside operations, process improvement, safety and compliance, Mr Friel’s appointment ushers in a phase of consolidation at Gladstone after what had been a period of significant investment associated with the construction phase of the region’s LNG industry.

With the focus now shifting to catering for organic growth in the region, the priority for the new CEO will be on improving service delivery and the customer experience at Gladstone Airport.

Mr Friel will take up the position of Chief Executive Officer in early January 2017.