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Our Executive team

Chief Executive Officer

Graeme Sumner Chief Executive Officer

Graeme joined Airways in October 2017 bringing 27 years’ experience from the energy, transport, telecommunications, mining services and medical technology industries.

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Chief Financial Officer

James Young Chief Financial Officer

James joined Airways in July 2014, and is responsible for Airways’ financial management, procurement and property activities. James manages key relationships with Airways' Audit and Finance Committee and the New Zealand Treasury.

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General Manager Air Traffic Services

Tim Boyle General Manager Air Traffic Services

Tim was appointed General Manager Air Traffic Services in January 2018. With 32 years’ experience in the aviation and air traffic management industry, Tim has held senior positions within Airways and Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS).

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Head of Safety and Assurance

Kim Nichols Head of Safety and Assurance

Kim joined Airways in 2010, and specialises in safety, governance, change and culture.
Over the past eight years, Kim has integrated Airways' governance functions for safety (health and safety and operational safety), audit and risk management, security management and analysis and advisory. Kim has lead the creation of the integrated Airways Safety Management System, encompassing the CANSO standard of excellence, CAA Rule Part 100 and the Health and Safety Act 2015.

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Manager Legal Services And Company Secretary

Helen Cruse Manager Legal Services And Company Secretary

Helen Cruse joined Airways in December 2000 and has held her current role since 2007. As Manager Legal Services and Company Secretary, she is responsible for oversight and management of legal risk within the Airways Group and is a key management contact for Airways' Board of Directors.

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Head of Public Affairs

Charmaine Ngarimu Head of Public Affairs

Charmaine joined Airways as Head of Public Affairs in September 2018, providing maternity cover. Based in Auckland, she is responsible for Airways’ internal and external communications, brand management, media, stakeholder and government relations.

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Head of People and Capability

Andrew Boyd Head of People and Capability

Andrew joined Airways as Head of People and Capability in October 2016, bringing more than 20 years global Human Resources experience from across multiple industries.

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Head of Strategy

Trent Fulcher Head of Strategy

Trent Fulcher joined Airways as its Head of Strategy in January 2016. Trent has experience in the banking, insurance and wealth management industries, as well as manufacturing, telecommunications and IT.

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Chief Executive Officer, Airways International

Sharon Cooke Chief Executive Officer, Airways International

Sharon joined Airways in September 2010 and is the CEO of Airways International Ltd, the commercial arm of Airways New Zealand.

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