QAL Company Structure
QAL Group of Companies
QAL Organisational Structure
The QAL corporate group structure provides specialist resources in functional areas to ensure an overarching corporate ethos to all airports owned by QAL. This group structure was designed to achieve synergies across all airports and deliver a sustainable return on investment to shareholders, stakeholders and customers.
QAL Executive Management Team
The QAL Executive Management team consists of:
|Chief Operating Officer Gold Coast Airport, Paul Donovan
With more than 35 years experience in aviation and tourism, Paul has held several executive appointments with airlines in Australia and New Zealand. In his current role with Gold Coast Airport, Paul is responsible for the general management of the day-to-day operations at the airport. Since joining the team in 2005, he has overseen several key projects for Gold Coast Airport including a runway extension, the design and planning of the $100 million terminal redevelopment, the long term car park extension, the 2011 Airport Master Plan and the expansion of Tower Road for an increased fuel facility holding and additional apron parking. Paul is also involved in attracting and growing airline partnerships to the airport.
Paul has been a Member of the Gold Coast Tourism Board for seven years and in his sixth year as Chair. Paul is also a Director on the Tourism and Events Queensland Board.
|Chief Operating Officer Regional Airports (Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach Airports), Kevin Gill
Kevin Gill has 17 years experience in aviation and has held executive positions in airlines in Australia and New Zealand including Air New Zealand and MacAir.Since joining QAL in 2008, Kevin has been involved in a range of programs and initiatives to develop Townsville and Mount Isa Airports. This has seen significant airport development at Mount Isa and a number of new airlines commenced operating through both Townsville and Mount Isa Airports. This has included Regional Express who have set up their Queensland base in Townsville. Kevin has been a board member of Townsville Enterprise since 2008 and has recently been appointed Chairman. Kevin was also appointed Chair of the Destination and Tourism Strategy Advisory Committee in 2009.
|General Manager Corporate Services, Craig Shaw
With 20 years experience in a range of infrastructure from health, electricity, civil construction and local government operations Craig is a specialist Human Resources practitioner by trade. Having held Executive level roles in both New Zealand and Australia Craig commenced with Queensland Airports Limited in 2008.The Corporate Services covers the areas of Human Resources, Information Technology and Corporate Affairs. His attention is dedicated to generating value for the business through provision of high quality support services. During his time at QAL his focus has largely been establishing staff development initiatives and focusing on staff retention strategies.Craig is a member of the Airports Council International Asia Pacific Human Resources Network, and is Chair of the Asia Pacific HR Committee.
Craig also holds the International Airport Professional Accreditation and is Vice Chair of the International Airport Professional Community of Practice.
|General Manager Legal and Property and Company Secretary, David Hedges
David Hedges is professionally trained as a lawyer and is an accomplished legal counsel and property executive. He has a significant professional background gained within major businesses specialising in managing diverse business issues within dynamic, highly regulated and intensely competitive business environments.David’s professional capabilities lay in Commercial and Property Law, Aviation, Tourism, Governance, Risk Management and Insurance. As a founding member of the Executive of Voyages Hotels & Resorts, he was instrumental in building one of Australia’s finest experiential tourism companies which received both national and international acclaim. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Mutitjulu Foundation, a registered charity established for improving the lives of Central Australian Traditional Owners.
In addition to his professional qualifications, David has a personal interest in ethics and aboriginal affairs. David is a solicitor admitted to practice in Australian jurisdictions, a member of the St James Ethics Society and a Justice of the Peace.
|Chief Financial Officer, David Collins
David Collins brings a wealth of knowledge to the organisation. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia with more than twenty years membership, including having held committee positions as part of the CPA Australian Hospitality and Tourism Discussion Group and more recently as a Council Member of the CPA Australia Gold Coast branch. A graduate from The University of New South Wales, Mr Collins was responsible for modernising the accounting system for one of the Gold Coast’s largest property development companies as well as involvement in the structuring of a then record sale of commercial real estate in Australia in 2005.