Auckland Airport CEO, Don Huse, has been elected as a member of the ACI Pacific regional board at the ACI World Pacific
conference currently underway in Auckland.
ACI, or Airports Council International, is the international association of the world’s airports with 569 members
operating over 1,640 airports in 177 countries and territories. The Pacific region has 64 members representing 190
airports around the Pacific.
Huse says that his election to the regional board is an opportunity to deepen Auckland Airport’s relationship with other
airports in the region, “Having a representative from New Zealand on the ACI Pacific board will enhance the flow of
shared information and experiences, which will benefit our country’s tourism and trade sectors.”
Brief biography of Don Huse
Don Huse was appointed chief executive officer of Auckland International Airport Limited in July 2003.
He was chief financial officer of Sydney Airports Corporation Limited from December 1998 to June 2003. His
responsibilities included financial control; treasury; corporate planning and strategy; airport economics; and
information technology. Sydney Airport was privatised in June 2002. Don was chief executive of Wellington International
Airport Limited from 1991, following its corporatisation, until it was privatised in 1998.
In 1990, the Government appointed Don to the Hutt Valley Energy Board. He subsequently became an independent director of
TransAlta New Zealand Limited, a listed electricity generating and energy retailing company. He chaired the board’s
Audit and Risk Committee. He retired as a director in 1999 on relocating to Sydney.
His earlier career included chief executive and financial management roles in the Cable Price Downer and Steel and Tube
Groups, diversified industrial companies listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. He has also worked in chartered
accounting and financial services in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. Don is a chartered accountant and holds a
degree in economics from Victoria University of Wellington. He is a member of both the Australian and New Zealand
Institutes of Company Directors.
Don is married (wife Margie) with two adult sons.
About Airports Council International (ACI) – the “voice of the world’s airports”
ACI is a non profit organisation, the prime purpose of which is to advance the interests of airports and to promote
professional excellence in airport management and operations. By fostering cooperation among its member airports and
with other partners in world aviation, including other international organisations, governments, airlines and aircraft
manufacturers, ACI makes a significant contribution to providing the traveling public with an airport system that is
safe, secure, efficient and environmentally compatible.
ACI's membership is divided in six regions, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, North America and
Pacific, and assisted by six regional offices. The organisation is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with an ICAO
office in Montreal. ACI has 569 airport members operating over 1640 airports in 177 countries and territories. In 2004,
ACI members handled 3.9 billion passengers, 78.7 million metric tones of freight, and 69.4 million aircraft movements.