Gert-Jan De Graaff, has been appointed CEO of Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), Australia, and begins his tenure in June 2018. De Graaff is currently President and CEO of JFKIAT LLC, the operators of Terminal 4 at John F Kennedy International Airport. Mr. De Graaff will replace Ms Julieanne Alroe who will retire from the company at the end of the financial year. De Graaff returns to BAS, Australis where he had previously served as an airport executive five years previously.
“Brisbane Airport is currently Australia’s third busiest airport by passenger numbers and aircraft movements and will, with the completion of its new parallel runway in 2020, be the best positioned airport in the country for domestic and international growth,” BAC Chairman David Peever said
“Gert-Jan shares these values and we are confident that this, combined with his extensive international experience, will enable BAC to deliver on its considerable potential as a catalyst for economic growth for the city, region and nation.
Mr. De Graaff said he was delighted to be returning to Brisbane Airport saying, “The opportunity to lead Brisbane Airport at such a critical and exciting time was too good to ignore,” he said. “The airport’s potential is exceptional, particularly in international markets, and I look forward to doing what I can to ensure that potential is realized.