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About Newcastle Airport  

Newcastle Airport is about to enter the most exciting period of its 70-year history as it grows further in size, aspiration and influence.
There’s never been a better time to join one of the region’s most dynamic teams that is making a difference!  Guided by its deeply held purpose of ‘being the airport the region deserves’, the organisation has emerged a stronger, bolder, and more ambitious business than before the global pandemic.
In the last year, the airport has secured $60M in Federal funding for an upgraded international airfield, it has connected to 6 new destinations, including Cairns and Adelaide, with Singapore now in sight. It has expanded its world class Defence and Aerospace precinct, brought forward major works on its 2036 Masterplan and was recently named 2021 Major Airport of the Year.
The airport’s sights are set, not on the next six months of recovery, but on its ability to generate billions of dollars in economic activity and thousands of jobs over the next two decades.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the newly created position of Senior Risk, Compliance and Sustainability Manager, this position will be responsible for leading and advising the Executive and Board on best practice governance for two companies, Newcastle Airport Pty Ltd and Greater Newcastle Aerotropolis Pty Ltd. 

The Governance and Compliance Manager will support the Senior Risk, Governance and Sustainability Manager in leading and driving a streamlined, coordinated, and cohesive governance and compliance approach.  You will take ownership for strengthening and expanding governance capabilities and support a strong and effective compliance management culture throughout the organisation.  The position provides direction to, and receives support from, the Governance Coordinator.

Depending on the experience of individuals, the position may encompass legal functions in general commercial and corporate law, however is not an essential component of the role.

The benefits

Newcastle Airport’s team is engaged, committed and results driven.  The organisation believes in supporting their people through a range of employee benefits including training and development opportunities, flexible working arrangements including hybrid options, additional paid leave, rewards and recognition program, corporate fitness program, regular health and wellbeing initiatives and social club activities.

About you

The role of Governance and Compliance Manager will well suit an individual of high professional and personal standards who may have developed skills as a governance expert from an administrative career, or who may have a legal background and seeking an opportunity to focus largely on corporate governance and compliance practices, with a smaller ratio of legal work.  
Experience and personal qualities we are seeking include:

  • Governance management experience in a complex corporate structure;
  • Success in developing and maintaining document and records management systems;
  • A passion for driving best practice change management principles;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse, design and implement a broad range of continuous improvement projects from design to implementation to review;
  • An innate ability to influence a broad range of stakeholders to instil a team culture of high level corporate governance and compliance;
  • An inquisitive mind where research and interpreting complex information into practical terms comes second nature;
  • Tertiary qualifications in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management or Law; and
  • Membership of the Governance Institute of Australia (desirable).

The values of Newcastle Airport; Trust, Engaged, Committed, Accountable and Results Driven, should align with your own personal values and genuinely be important to you.

COVID vaccination is a requirement of the position.

How to apply

To learn more about key responsibilities, company culture and associated benefits of this opportunity, please contact Ali Kimmorley on 0249 272006 or Wendy Donovan on
0249 272015 for a confidential discussion

A successful profile pack, including position description, can be obtained by clicking here

Apply here to submit your CV and cover letter of 1-2 pages highlighting your interest in the role and how your experience aligns. 
Applications close date: Wednesday 26th January 2022
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