AmCham Business Briefing: Brad Geatches, CEO Perth Airport
13 November 2014
207 Adelaide Terrace
“Overview trends in commercial aviation in W.A. and the vision for Perth Airport, including the next major investments in the Airport’s transformation”
Join AmCham as we hear from Perth Airport CEO, Brad Geatches as he discusses the current redevelopment and ultimate transformation of Perth Airport, with the current projects on foot being:
•$80 million upgrade to International Arrivals (due for completion in late 2014) and International Departures (due for completion in 2015);
•$338m T1 Domestic Pier which will be home to Virgin Australia in 2015;
Also in the spotlight are the prospect of a third runway at Perth Airport and proposed Airport Rail Link.
About our Guest Speaker:
Mr Brad Geatches is the Chief Executive Officer of Perth Airport Pty Ltd (PAPL), the operator of Perth Airport. As the premier international, domestic and regional gateway to Western Australia, Perth Airport is Australia’s fourth largest airport in terms of passenger traffic and plays an integral role in the State’s economy.
Prior to joining Perth Airport Pty Ltd in March 2007, Mr Geatches was the Chief Executive Officer of the Cairns Port Authority. In this role, Brad was responsible for the operation of Cairns International Airport and the Cairns Seaport, as well as being involved in the development of Cityport – a major urban waterfront planning project involving part of the port/CBD precinct.
Brad began his career in the New South Wales mining industry in the early 1980’s. He held various general management positions, culminating in his appointment as Chief Executive of Powercoal, a company operating seven mines with over 1,100 employees. He successfully led the sale of Powercoal to Centennial Coal Company in 2001. On finalisation of the sale, Brad left the coal industry to join Cairns Port Authority in 2002.
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