Australian airport operator Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has appointed Ann Sherry as chair of the board.
Sherry is originally from Queensland and has experience in both tourism and airports. She is the chancellor of Queensland University of Technology. She is also chair of the port of Townsville, UNICEF Australia and Enero, and holds non-executive directorships at the National Australia Bank and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Before these roles, Sherry was the chairman and CEO of Carnival Australia and a director of Sydney Airport.
Amelia Evans, CEO of QAL, said, “I’m looking forward to working with Ann, who has extensive knowledge and experience across many industries. Her influence in advocating for change on key issues is strongly aligned to QAL’s values. The executive team is excited to work with Ann as we continue to add value to our stakeholders and deliver on our social responsibilities as a group of airports.’’
Sherry said, “This is a great opportunity and an exciting time to join QAL as the business continues its transition through recovery and into the next phase of growth – particularly with the Gold Coast Airport terminal expansion completed and the Townsville Airport refurbishment well progressed. QAL welcomes around 8.5 million people annually through its four airports across southeast Queensland. These airports are gateways to the destinations that have seen an increase in population growth and associated increased demand in tourism.”