Patti Chau to step down as regional director of ACI Asia-Pacific

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Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific has announced that Patti Chau will step down from her current role as regional director at the end of 2019. A global search for her successor will be undertaken.

ACI Asia-Pacific president and CEO of Changi Airport Group Seow Hiang Lee, said, “On behalf of the board, I wish to thank Chau for her contributions to ACI Asia-Pacific over the past 15 years. She has been with ACI Asia-Pacific from the very beginning, when it moved from Vancouver to Hong Kong back in 2004, and worked wholeheartedly for the successful merger of the former Asia and Pacific regions. Patti was appointed regional director in November 2011, at a critical time, when the region’s airports were experiencing tremendous growth.”

“Despite the great diversity in our region, under Patti’s leadership, ACI Asia-Pacific has developed solid relations with international organizations across the aviation industry, with senior levels of national governments and with the various ACI regions. These partnerships have been effective in defending the interests of airports and promoting professional excellence in airport management and operations.”

Chau added, “After working in ACI Asia-Pacific as well as living in Hong Kong for the last 15 years, I feel it’s the right time to return to my home town, Vancouver, and focus on my young family in Canada. I feel that I am leaving on a high, with strong foundations built in the last decade, putting ACI Asia-Pacific in a solid position to take advantage of the future growth as the aviation gravitation center continues to shift eastward.”

Chau will continue in her role until a new regional director has been appointed, to ensure a seamless transition process.

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