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Executive Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Graeme Sumner Chief Executive Officer

Graeme joined Airways in October 2017 bringing 27 years’ experience from the energy, transport, telecommunications, mining services and medical technology industries. He is recognised for his commercial experience and extensive expertise in leadership, technology, and change management. 

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General Counsel and Company Secretary

Katie Bhreatnach General Counsel and Company Secretary

Katie Bhreatnach joined Airways as General Counsel and Company Secretary in July 2019. Her extensive commercial law experience spans the public and private sectors, in New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.

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Chief Executive Officer, Airways International

Sharon Cooke Chief Executive Officer, Airways International

Sharon joined Airways in September 2010 and is the CEO of Airways International Ltd, the commercial arm of Airways New Zealand.

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Head of People and Capability

Mark Daldorf Head of People and Capability

Mark joined Airways in May 2020 with over 30 years of management experience in leadership and organisational development, learning, recruitment and general human resource leadership. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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Head of Public Affairs

Emily Davies Head of Public Affairs

Emily joined Airways in January 2015 as Head of Public Affairs. Based in Auckland, she is responsible for Airways’ internal and external communications, brand management, media, stakeholder and government relations

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Chief Executive Officer, Airshare

Trent Fulcher Chief Executive Officer, Airshare

Trent Fulcher joined Airways as its Head of Strategy in January 2016. Trent has experience in the banking, insurance and wealth management industries, as well as manufacturing, telecommunications and IT.

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Head of Safety and Assurance

Kim Nichols Head of Safety and Assurance

Kim specialises in safety, governance, change and safety culture. Since joining Airways in 2010, Kim has integrated Airways' governance functions for safety (health and safety and operational safety), audit and risk management, security management and analysis and advisory. Kim has lead the creation of the integrated Airways Safety Management System, encompassing the CANSO standard of excellence, CAA Rule Part 100 and the Health and Safety Act 2015.

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Chief Information Officer

Ed Overy Chief Information Officer

Ed was appointed Chief Information Officer in November 2018 and has more than 20 years’ experience in information technology leadership roles.

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Head of Air Traffic Services

Katie Wilkinson Head of Air Traffic Services

Katie was appointed as Head of Air Traffic Services in December 2019. Prior to joining Airways, Katie was a member of Airservices Australia’s senior leadership team. Most recently she was the Delivery Manager for Australia’s Northern Operations enroute air traffic control facility. In this role, she had significant people leadership accountability for service delivery across the Brisbane flight information region.

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Chief Financial Officer

James Young Chief Financial Officer

James joined Airways in July 2014, and is responsible for Airways’ financial management, procurement and property activities. James manages key relationships with Airways' Audit and Finance Committee and the New Zealand Treasury.

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