Auckland Airport picks Carrie Hurihanganui
The Auckland Airport board has appointed Carrie Hurihanganui as the company’s new chief executive. She is the airport's first female chief executive in its 55-year history. She joins the airport from Air New Zealand, where she has worked for 21 years, most recently in the role of COO. Hurihanganui will replace Adrian Littlewood in the role.
Hurihanganui began her career as a flight attendant in 1999 with Air New Zealand. She left the airline in 2017 to join National Australia Bank (NAB) as executive general manager customer experience before returning in 2018 to the chief ground operations officer role. She has a bachelor of business studies from Massey University and has completed various other study programmes, including INSEAD and Harvard. (cj)