Airways today announced the final two appointments in its significant organisation redesign.
Over 1000 people from around the world applied to work in New Zealand for Airways, NZ’s air traffic control organisation.
As part of the process 18 new roles were recreated.
The final two roles attracted international candidates, will be based in Christchurch and will be in place early in the new year:
Pauline Lamb, appointed General Manager System Operator – Pauline comes from the UK’s air traffic controller NATS where she is Operations Director. Pauline has been at NATS for 29 years, starting as an air traffic controller in 1983. She has been in management roles for 12 years including operational supervisor, running Glasgow Airport Air traffic operations and then was appointed as GM Prestwick Centre when it opened in January 2010.
Susan D’Ath Weston, Head of Safety and Standards - Susan was most recently Head of Safety for Qantas and has extensive aviation experience. Susan’s wide range of flight crew experience includes Chief Pilot in Helicopters Operations, airline pilot on Boeings as well as time on corporate jets. She managed safety issues at Qantas such as the A380 fleet grounding (2010) and the volcanic ash hazard (2011).
Airways chief executive Ed Sims says that Airways attracted some exceptionally high calibre candidates for the new roles.
“People from around the world applied to work in New Zealand for Airways. I’m very pleased that the new roles were filled by a combination of exceptional current Airways employees and new external candidates.
We’ve set ourselves some very challenging safety, operations, revenue and profitability targets over the next 10 years. I’m now more confident than ever that we have the capacity to deliver on those targets.”