Westpac Transformational Leadership - A dialogue with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport is one of New Zealand’s most important infrastructure assets, providing thousands of jobs for the region. It had 71% of New Zealand's international air passenger arrivals and departures in 2000.
Sir Henry van der Heyden KNZM was appointed a director of the company in 2009 and its chair in 2013. His goal is to lead and support the growth of strong, internationally competitive and sustainable businesses which contribute to New Zealand Inc and the well-being of its people. He is chairman of Tainui Group Holdings Limited and chairman of Manuka SA. He is a director of Rabobank New Zealand Limited, Rabobank Australia Limited, Foodstuffs North Island Limited and Pascaro Investments Limited. Sir Henry was awarded Chairman of the Year in 2012 and The New Zealand Herald Business Person of the Year in 2007. In 2009, Sir Henry was appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Adrian was appointed chief executive in 2012. He leads the senior management team and is responsible for setting our strategic direction and working with the Board to drive travel, trade and tourism growth. Prior to his appointment as chief executive, Adrian was general manager of retail and commercial, where he led strong growth and development of non-aeronautical revenue lines.
Adrian is the co-chair of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, a member of the Executive Committee of the New Zealand Airports Association, and a former director of North Queensland Airports Limited. He has undertaken a number of strategy, marketing, management and legal roles during his career in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.