Meet Our Executive Team

Amelia Evans

Chief Executive Officer

Amelia was appointed QAL CEO in July 2022 after joining as CFO in 2016. As CEO, Amelia is responsible for setting the group's strategy, aligned to QAL’s vision. She leads an experienced team focused on delivering safe and exceptional airport experiences, growing QAL’s network and passenger numbers, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, and driving sustainable outcomes. Amelia also oversees a significant infrastructure and property planning and investment program across QAL's airports. Amelia is a chartered accountant with 25 years’ experience in Australia and overseas across the aviation, telco, fast moving consumer goods and property industries. She is currently a Council member for Griffith University and an advisory board member for UNIQ You, with previous board roles including National Trust and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Marion Charlton

Chief Operating Officer

Marion has an impressive track record in business and aviation domestically and abroad. Since joining QAL, Marion has held a variety of senior roles including her current position of Chief Operating Officer, where she manages the day-to-day operations of QAL group airports, and is overseeing the transformational Gold Coast Airport terminal expansion. Marion worked at Atlanta and Sydney airports during the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and was in Glasgow during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Marion has strong ties to the community and is a past Trustee with the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation, Chairperson of the Placemakers* Gold Coast board (hosts of Bleach*Festival) and sits on the board of Bond University.

Adam Rowe

Chief Commercial Officer

Adam joined QAL in 2017 as General Manager Business Development and Marketing, before moving into the role of Executive General Manager Business Development and Marketing in July 2018 and Chief Commercial Officer in August 2021. Adam is responsible for driving both aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue, working with airline partners and tourism bodies to grow domestic and international capacity across QAL's ports and maximising non-aeronautical revenue with precinct partners including retail, food and beverage, parking and ground transport. Adam has held a number of senior management and executive roles within the airline industry, working for Virgin Australia and Tigerair, brings almost 15 years' experience to this role.

David Hedges

General Counsel and Company Secretary

David re-joined QAL in January 2019 having previously held various executive roles within the Group between 2010 and 2014. He is a generalist lawyer with extensive experience as general counsel and company secretary within Australian airports and the tourism and property sectors. David is responsible for QAL’s legal and governance functions as well as the Group’s company secretarial role. His professional experience has been gained working within major national and multinational corporations. David has also worked with Australia’s preeminent indigenous organisation, the ILC and its subsidiary, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and was also a director of the Mutitjulu Foundation, a successful not-for-profit established to improve the lives of Uluru’s traditional owners. He is a long standing member of The Ethics Centre, a member of various legal and governance groups as well as an associate member of the Queensland Indigenous Lawyers Association.