Airside Operations Manager

Chris out on the airfield

What does your typical work day look like?

I manage the airfield operations team, and as the team work 24/7, my day normally starts with a catch-up with the shift supervisor about any issues that may need attention. You’ll often find me out driving on the airfield, as I try to catch-up with my team members almost daily. A big part of my role is incident management, which involves engaging with our airline customers and their ground handling companies, aviation refuelling companies and other airport-based stakeholders.

What’s your favourite thing about working at Perth Airport?

I love working on the airfield, as I have had a passion for aviation since I was a kid. I also enjoy that no two days are the same and that you never really know what is going to happen at a moments notice. Our airfield operations team is a strong team, which makes the job very enjoyable.

What career development have you been able to pursue at Perth Airport?

Perth Airport has given me assistance with further study in completing my Masters in Aviation Management.