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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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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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General Counsel and Company Secretary

Katie Bhreatnach General Counsel and Company Secretary

Katie Bhreatnach joined Airways as General Counsel and Company Secretary in July 2019. Her extensive commercial law experience spans the public and private sectors, in New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.

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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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Head of Public Affairs

Emily Davies Head of Public Affairs

Emily joined Airways in January 2015 as Head of Public Affairs. Based in Auckland, she is responsible for Airways’ internal and external communications, brand management, media, stakeholder and government relations

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Chief Executive Officer, Airshare

Trent Fulcher Chief Executive Officer, Airshare

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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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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Chief Information Officer

Ed Overy Chief Information Officer

Ed was appointed Chief Information Officer in November and will join Airways at our Auckland office in early 2019. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in information technology leadership roles.

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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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