The owner of Melbourne and Launceston Airports today announced Debbie Goodin’s appointment as a Non-Executive Director of the Board. 

Ms Goodin joins the Board of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC), effective 1 March 2020. Chaired by Peter Hay, the APAC Board includes representatives from the Company’s major shareholders, including AMP Capital, IFM Investors, Future Fund and NSW Treasury Corporation. 

APAC Chairman, Peter Hay, welcomed Ms Goodin’s wealth of diverse experience from a career spent in both executive and non-executive roles. 

“I am pleased to welcome Debbie to the APAC Board, where her broad industry experience will help us in shaping the next stage of our Company’s growth,” said Mr Hay. 

“Debbie joins us at a challenging time for the global aviation sector. Fuel pricing, international trade headwinds, and the current threat posed by COVID-19 are just some of the challenges weighing heavily on demand for travel. 

“Debbie’s experience across infrastructure, media and property businesses in particular will be valuable assets in the coming months,” said Mr Hay. 

Ms Goodin said she welcomed the opportunity to join the APAC Board at a time of significant disruption to the aviation industry. 

“APAC is a business with great vision and an important role in the Australian economy,” said Ms Goodin. 

“APAC is extremely well set up for its next phase of growth, and I am looking forward to bringing my own experiences to bear in supporting the Board and APAC’s Executive Team.” 

Ms Goodin will replace John Harvey as IFM Investors’ nomination for the APAC Board. 

“I thank John for his commitment to the APAC Board over the past seven years. In particular, his chairmanship of our Audit, Risk & Finance Committee has been an invaluable contribution to the performance of our Company,” said Mr Hay. 

In the financial year ending 30 June 2019, APAC reported revenues of $1.05 billion, and recorded more than 38.8 million passenger movements across Melbourne and Launceston Airports.