Cairns Airport farewells Chief Operations Officer

Chief Operations Officer Kate McCreery-Carr, is leaving Cairns Airport following an executive team restructure as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kate has spent 14 years with Cairns Airport, and over 30 years around the airport including her earlier roles with Air Niugini and Australian Airlines.

In those 14 years she has made an outstanding contribution to the airport.

A tireless customer advocate, Kate started out working on the Domestic Terminal Redevelopment in the late 2000’s and has since established the Airport Ambassador Volunteer Program, the Airport Customer Experience Program (ACE), and Cairns Airport’s first customer charter. She has been a passionate customer advocate for the recent T2 Domestic Terminal upgrade project, leading to the seamless delivery of a terminal that passengers, airport workers and Cairns locals can all be proud of. She was instrumental in the planning and delivery of the Airport’s recent runway overlay without any disruption to airlines.

Kate has always sought to bring out the best in people, and has been a well-loved colleague of many across the airport businesses.

Over the years Kate has been acknowledged by her peers and colleagues, and was recognised in 2014 with the Australian Airport Association Award for Individual Achievement in a Major Airport. She has also been praised for the smooth facilitation of many major events over the years by the Cairns Airport team, including APEC meetings in 2007 and 2017, and the 2014 G20 Financial Ministers summit.

Kate said “I consider myself to have been extremely fortunate to have played an integral role in the Far North Queensland story, and I’m looking forward to continuing to contribute to the region in new ways.”