New Queensland Airports Limited CEO Announced
The Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) board is delighted to announce that Amelia Evans, currently QAL’s Chief Financial Officer, will be appointed as the next CEO commencing 1 July.
Interim Chairman Christine Williams noted that Ms Evans was selected after a rigorous internal and external recruitment process, and that she will play a critical role in guiding the team through the next phase of growth and development for the company.
Ms Evans joined QAL as CFO in 2016 and has supported the development and delivery of the group’s strategy since then. She has 20 years’ experience in the aviation, telecoms, FMCG and property sectors, and has a strong community focus, with involvement in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, National Trust (Qld), and Griffith University.
Ms Evans said it was an exciting time to be coming on board as CEO, with significant capital projects in train or nearing completion at QAL airports, recovery well underway for the aviation and tourism sectors, and momentum building.
Ms Evans will succeed Chris Mills who, having announced his departure earlier this year, will leave on 30 June. He welcomed the appointment of Ms Evans, noting that it would ensure a smooth leadership transition.
He said: “It has been a privilege to be part of the QAL team for the past eight years and I’m pleased to be leaving the business in very good hands. Amelia has significant aviation experience and knows the business and the team well, which will make it easier for QAL to continue to capitalise on the opportunities ahead.”
Ms Williams said: “The Board, shareholders and executive team are extremely appreciative of Chris’ significant contribution to QAL over many years and would like to thank him for his leadership during difficult times and wish him the best for the future.”
QAL is an accomplished airport operator which owns the Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa, and Longreach airports.