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At Newcastle Airport our vision is to be the airport the region deserves.  

We want our passengers to enjoy their journey through the airport, whatever their travel purpose - visiting friends, taking a family holiday or travelling for business.

Our employees are crucial to the delivery of a seamless passenger experience and the overall success of our airport. We take time to invest in our people, ensuring they are driven to achieving the best results for our region. As our region continues to grow, so does our airport, creating exciting career opportunities for those who take a dynamic and agile approach to their jobs.

We set ourselves ambitious social and environmental goals, striving to be a leader in the provision of sustainable airport services and infrastructure. We take responsibility for the impact our business has on employees, stakeholders, the local community and the environment we operate in.  

Our passengers have again rated Newcastle Airport as one of the country’s best, with the 2019 international Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey results giving the airport a very healthy endorsement. Customers rated the airport as the top achiever across a range of indicators, including car parking facilities and affordability, ease of connection to other flights and the short wait time at security, amongst others.

The ASQ survey, which samples over 1,400 passengers, shows us that we’re on the right track to achieving our purpose of being the airport the region deserves.

- Dr Peter Cock, CEO

We are Australia’s 6th largest regional airport and in 2019 we saw 1.284 million passengers pass through our terminal.

Newcastle Airport has direct flights daily to Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra, Ballina and Dubbo. Our first international route to Auckland commenced operation in 2018, and we’re a hub for international flights from Brisbane, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

Prior to Covid-19, Newcastle Airport contributed more than $1.16 billion to the state’s economy each year, including $300 million direct to the visitor economy which supported over 5,700 full-time employees across tourism and our airport cluster.

Our regional airport is expected to generate more than 3,000 additional jobs and passenger numbers are anticipated to double, possibly even triple current numbers travelling through Newcastle Airport by 2036.

Recently announced as a Special Activation Precinct (SAP) by the NSW State Government, our airport adjoins both the RAAF Base Williamtown and Australia’s newest defence and aerospace precinct, Astra Aerolab. Anticipated to generate more than 15,000 jobs statewide, the precinct signals a new era of investment for the region and unlimited potential for the airport and Astra Aerolab in the future

We offer employees a high-performance culture, whilst still maintaining a strong focus on work/life balance, mental wellness (as an ambassador for Mentally Healthy Workplaces for Safework NSW) and a family friendly atmosphere. In addition to our unique workplace, we offer the amazing Newcastle lifestyle!

Already a great place to live and work, the Hunter Region is entering a new and exciting phase of revitalisation that will see it flourish into an increasingly important economic and tourism destination. We are the gateway to Australia’s largest regional economy, with more than $43 billion annual output and 48,500 businesses.

We seek talented professionals looking to start their career or take the next step in an already established career. A job at Newcastle Airport provides professional opportunities for those with a passion for aviation or tourism, a desire to contribute to the region, and those seeking to create a stress-free passenger experience.

We are proud to offer employees a range of benefits and rewards, including flexible working arrangements, a rewards and recognition program, professional development and a corporate fitness package.

Newcastle Airport offers career opportunities and progression pathways across a diverse range of professions, including management, operations, brand, technology and people.

Executive Manager Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer

  • Strategic Executive Appointment
  • Enabling the Airport’s Vision and Development
  • Global Gateway to Northern NSW

Newcastle Airport is seeking a strategically focused Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. This role will make a major contribution to enabling the development vision for Newcastle Airport.

Newcastle Airport is a dynamic enabler of the aspirations and operations of the northern NSW businesses, industries, communities and tourism which it serves.  As described in the Hunter Regional Plan 2036, the Airport is a global transport gateway providing vital infrastructure for the Hunter and Central Coast regions to export services and skilled labour to other parts of Australia and internationally. In May 2020, the NSW Government named Williamtown as the location for a new special Activation Precinct. The Astra Aerolab has secured significant investment and support from all levels of government.

Newcastle Airport is the second international gateway into New South Wales and is the second busiest airport in the state. The Airport is jointly owned by the City of Newcastle and Port Stephens Council with a Board of Directors comprising both independent and shareholder nominated directors.  It is Australia’s largest airport remaining in public ownership, with all distributions returned to the communities which it serves.

The Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer will partner effectively with the CEO on major development opportunities. The role will be an effective steward of shareholders’ investments through insightful and effective financial strategy, modelling and planning.  The role will provide leadership and strategic direction to the company’s Corporate Services Team, particularly in the areas of finance strategy, financial management, data analytics, information technology and human resources.

High quality candidates will be strategically focused, with a track record of growing businesses and diversifying income streams. They will have an understanding of, and experience in, structured finance arrangements and options, and be accustomed to working with Board members and high-level business and government stakeholders. They will be keen and able to grow with the organization, and their negotiation and communication skills will be nuanced. They will be a collaborative team member with a track record of effective team leadership.  At a personal level there will be good evidence of their resilience, curiosity, adaptability and well-developed emotional maturity. They will demonstrate a strong commitment to living and working in, and contributing to, a regional environment.

To obtain the Information for Candidates, or to apply please email quoting J15838

If further information is required after reviewing documentation and our website please contact Dr Marianne Broadbent at NGS Global on 1 300 138 863.


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