The Mackay Airport Management Team

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Norris Carter, Chief Executive Officer

Norris Carter is responsible for growing Cairns and Mackay airports as gateways to the unique natural assets of the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and the Bowen/Galilee basin. He joined NQA as a member of the Board of Directors in 2015, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2016. Norris has extensive experience in aviation, including leading airline business development at Auckland Airport and international network planning, revenue management and loyalty at Qantas.

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Garry Porter, General Manager Mackay Airport

Garry is responsible for operations, revenue growth and development of Mackay Airport.  He has recently joined Mackay Airport from Darwin Airport where he was Head of Operations.  Garry has considerable experience working in the aviation and tourism sectors and has an in depth understanding of regional airports around the country. He has a keen understanding of the importance of working collaboratively with stakeholders, the community and airlines to generate industry development and advance Mackay airport.  

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Adrian Miles, Manager Commercial and Terminals

Adrian has been with Mackay Airport for 9 years and oversees all Commercial and Terminal aspects as well as Property Development for Mackay Airport. Adrian has extensive experience working across property and project management and environmental health and successfully overseeing a broad range of airport projects.

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Manager Aviation Operations, Philip Clark 

Phil Clark is responsible for Airside Safety and Security at Mackay Airport and manages the Airside Operations Team. Phil’s 30 plus years’ in aviation industry experience includes working at a number of New Zealand Airports for the Civil Aviation Division of the Ministry of Transport and Airways Corporation with the majority of the time at Wellington Airport.  Since moving to Australia in 2007 he has work at Cairns and Mackay Airports.


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Bayden Matheson - Manager Infrastructure and Maintenance

Bayden has an extensive aviation background, with experience in domestic and international operations. He oversees all aspects of Airport infrastructure and facilities, maintenance and safety while successfully overseeing a broad range of airport project. 

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Luis Perez, Chief Commercial Officer Aviation

Luis is responsible for growing airline services and passenger numbers to Cairns and Mackay Airports by working with airlines and the travel / tourism industry.

An international aviation executive, Luis has over 20 years’ experience in airline, strategy and commercial management roles and has a deep understanding of travel, trade, tourism and route development. Luis has had an extensive career that has included roles leading air service development at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Houston Airport Quito, Ecuador and Vancouver.

Most recently, Luis had spent over a year and a half living in China prior to starting at NQA as an Aviation Consultant in Liaocheng