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Our Board of Directors

QSO

Denise Church, Chair QSO

Denise was appointed as Chair of the Airways Board in January 2019, bringing a wide range of governance and management experience.
She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has been Chair of the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) since July 2015. Denise is on the boards of Predator Free Wellington Ltd and Scouts New Zealand, is director and shareholder of Leadership Matters Limited and consults on strategy, governance and leadership.

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BSc, ATPL

Mark Pitt, Deputy Chair BSc, ATPL

Mark was appointed to the Airways Board in November 2015. He has 25 years’ experience as a pilot, initially as an international military pilot and later as a domestic airline pilot instructor.

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Darin Cusack

Darin Cusack was appointed to the Airways Board in April 2018. Darin’s senior leadership roles in the aviation and transport sectors span three decades.

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John Holt

John was appointed to the Airways Board in January 2019. He is an experienced company director and entrepreneur, holding a number of governance roles over 20 years.
John is the founder of Technology and Innovations New Zealand (TAINZ) and co- founder of internet business start-ups Sonar6 (sold to US company Cornerstone in 2012) Homes.co.nz. Previously he has held governance and directorship roles with 90 Seconds TV, Cloud Cannon, Mobi2Go, Joy Business Academy and Putti Apps.

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BSc (Hons), MSc, PGDip Clinical Psychology

Mark Hutchinson BSc (Hons), MSc, PGDip Clinical Psychology

Mark was appointed to the Airways Board in November 2019. Over 20 years, he has applied his background in psychology to both leadership consulting and organisational development across a broad range of industries in New Zealand and the UK.

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MInstD

Paula Jackson MInstD

Paula Jackson was appointed to the Airways Board in January 2019. Paula’s career spans 25 years in marketing, holding leadership and general management positions at ANZ, Telecom (Spark), Vodafone and Xero.
She is a Member of the Institute of Directors (MInstD) and was selected for the Mentoring for Diversity program in 2017.

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BCom, LLB, CA, CMinstD

Lisa Jacobs BCom, LLB, CA, CMinstD

Lisa Jacobs was appointed to the Airways board in November 2018.
She brings a strong legal, financial and risk management focus to the role. Lisa is the Chief Executive Officer of national law firm Anthony Harper and has extensive experience in the professional firm environment and investment management sector, where she has held both senior executive and board roles.

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