Malcolm Johns

Chief Executive, Christchurch International Airport Limited

Malcolm has been the Chief Executive of Christchurch Airport since January 2014 and has held a number of senior governance roles within New Zealand’s transport and tourism sectors. Christchurch Airport is a purpose driven company, focused on being a world class Airport through Championing the South Island’s Social, Economic and Environmental contribution to New Zealand, both domestically and internationally. The team at the airport is focused on building great people for life, to ensure we are successful in our lifelong journey and each of us can contribute positively to the journeys of both the Airport and New Zealand. Building great people will ensure we are able to achieve three things simultaneously - build a stronger business and enhance customer journeys and be great kaitiaki (champions for social, safety & sustainability outcomes) over the long term. Our teams commitment and passion has seen us ranked number 1 across Australasia in independent surveys for customer experience, for 24 quarters in a row! In 2019 this was recognised globally with Christchurch Airport winning a Skytrax award and the World Airport awards. The Airport has an estimated market value of circa 2.6 billion (up on circa 1.2 billion since 2015) and is experiencing substantial growth in its international aviation network, retail businesses and investment property development (running at circa 100m in new development p.a.). The Airport has partnered in the first New Zealand trial for a fully autonomous vehicle and has partnered with Alibaba Group to develop a data driven platform to create micro exporting opportunities for small to medium regional businesses. Christchurch Airport is committed to being more than a commercial business and is benchmarked in the top 20 world airports for sustainability outcomes. This follows the implementation of a deep sustainability strategy in 2015, focused on being world class in the areas of Energy, Carbon, Water, Waste, Land management.