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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

A new role has been created within the business to strategically manage governance, risk, compliance, safety and sustainability at Newcastle Airport. Reporting to the Executive Manager Corporate Services/CFO, you will provide strategic direction and management ensuring that governance, compliance, safety, risk and assurance requirements are defined, communicated and adequately addressed across all divisions as well as develop & implement a sustainability strategy. As a key member of the corporate services team, you will lead a small team of subject matter experts in governance and WHSE.  You will play a lead role in contributing to a range of risk, governance and sustainability activities and change initiatives to support key elements of their group wide framework.

The benefits

Having a reputation for a vibrant, fun and friendly workplace, Newcastle Airport also offers a wealth of additional benefits, such as training and development opportunities, flexible working arrangements, additional paid leave, corporate fitness program, regular health and wellbeing initiatives and social club activities.

About you

As an experienced leader in risk and governance, and one that is enthusiastic about business excellence, this is an outstanding opportunity to bring these skills to Newcastle Airport.  Importantly, we are seeking a leader who is passionate about building and executing a sustainability strategy, with aspirations of more experience in this area.  You may be bringing your expertise from the resource and government sectors, to round out your career.
Essential experience and skills that you can bring to the role include:

  • Demonstrated experience (5+ years) within a corporate environment in a quality, risk, governance or business excellence related role (e.g. internal audit, risk, compliance and/or quality assurance).

  • Experience creating and managing strategy across a combination of governance, risk, safety and sustainability functions.

  • Degree qualified (in fields such as Commerce/Business, Risk or Quality).

  • Proven people influencing and experience in driving and embedding a compliance and continuous improvement culture.

  • Strong written skills and experience gained developing and/or reviewing policies, processes, and instructional documentation.

  • Understanding of process improvement methodologies, including process mapping, document control and control definition.

  • A level of maturity and commercial acumen with the ability to add value through business focussed recommendations.

  • Ability to quickly understand business processes and their interaction with people and supporting technology and formulate improvement suggestions.

Importantly, our ideal candidate will have a strong alignment with Newcastle Airport values; Trust, Engaged, Committed, Accountable and Results Driven.

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 today on 02 4927 2006 or Wendy Donovan on 02 4927 2015 for a confidential discussion. You can request the position information pack by emailing  To apply, click here and submit your covering letter and CV.
Applications close date: Wednesday 5th January 2022
Preliminary interviews commencing 10th January 2022   
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