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Geoffrey Shaw Replaces Faiz Khan As Chairman Of Fiji Airports

The purpose of this appointment is to separate the former Executive Chairman (EC) role to that of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the role of the Chairperson. The position title of Executive Chairman (EC) no longer exists.
14 Jun 2019 17:02
Geoffrey Shaw Replaces Faiz Khan As Chairman Of Fiji Airports
AFL CEO Faiz Khan

Attorney General and Minister for Economy appointed Geoffrey Shaw, as the Chairperson of Fiji Airports effective 04 June 2019.

The purpose of this appointment is to separate the former Executive Chairman (EC) role to that of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the role of the Chairperson. The position title of Executive Chairman (EC) no longer exists.

Mr Faiz Khan has been appointed the Acting CEO of Fiji Airports from 04 June. As a matter of transparency and integrity on his part regarding the CEO recruitment process, Mr Khan at his instigation, has subjected himself to competition from other candidates who may wish to apply for the role.

Following on and in accordance with best practice, an executive search for the new role of CEO is being conducted nationally and internationally through KPMG.

Mr Khan was appointed as the Executive Chairman in 2013 at the height of planning for the complicated and risky Nadi Airport Terminal Modernization Project (NATMP), when other senior executives had resigned from their positions. Mr Khan led the successful construction process to the completion of NATMP, gaining world class recognition as the 6th most improved airport in the world in 2018. Additionally in 2018, Traveller Guide also awarded Nadi Airport recognition as the best recent renovation.

During Mr Khan’s leadership over the last 5 ½ years as the Executive Chairman, numerous other airport and air navigation projects have been successfully delivered. Rotuma chip seal runway project was delivered after 40 years, now having the capacity to accommodate larger aircraft.

The net assets or shareholder’s fund of Fiji Airports has increased by $240m. Fiji Airports’ profits have increased by 1000%. EBITDA has increased to $100m. $145m in dividends have been paid out with a further dividend scheduled in the near future. The first comprehensive Nadi Airport Master Plan has been completed and is now under implementation.

These are amongst many other achievements that have positively impacted local and international travellers and community, our people and commercial stakeholders alike.

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