Media release

Newcastle Airport appoints Acting CEO

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Board of Newcastle Airport Pty Limited has today announced the appointment of Cam Macphee as Acting Chief Executive Officer.  Cam Macphee will replace Paul Hughes and commence work on Monday 23 March.

Cam brings extensive aviation, transport, and aerospace experience to the role.  He recently has consulted to the aviation, tourism, and engineering sectors; prior to this, he held the role of General Manager Aviation Business Development at Brisbane Airport for more than a decade.

Newcastle Airport’s Chairman, Peter Gesling, said the Board felt it was important to appoint an interim CEO while an extensive search to recruit a permanent CEO is ongoing.  Cam Macphee is not a candidate for the permanent CEO position.

“The appointment of Cam as Acting CEO will ensure Newcastle Airport has immediate access to a leader with significant aviation knowledge and expertise; he will provide continuity through to the appointment of a permanent CEO.

“Cam is highly regarded within the aviation industry and is a respected business leader.  The Board and I are looking forward to working with him,” said Peter.

Cam is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Outgoing CEO Paul Hughes has led Newcastle Airport for the past 10 years.  He will remain with Newcastle Airport for a transition period until 31 March.


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