Senior management

Managing an outstanding company

Auckland Airport’s board of directors and executive team focus on ensuring the company is managed at the highest strategic level. They work to realise the company’s long-term corporate objectives, as it continuously strives to become the world’s most outstanding and welcoming Airport. As New Zealand’s busiest airport, it is one of our country’s largest infrastructure assets and is one of the biggest employers in the Greater Auckland region.

Meet our leadership team

Adrian Littlewood

Adrian Littlewood

Chief Executive, Auckland Airport

Adrian Littlewood joined Auckland Airport in 2009 and has been the Chief Executive since 2012. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Adrian was the company’s General Manager of Retail and Commercial. Earlier in his professional career, Adrian worked in strategy, product and marketing management roles at Telecom New Zealand, was a management consultant in the United Kingdom and worked as a corporate lawyer for Bell Gully in New Zealand and Baker & McKenzie in the United Kingdom.

Adrian is currently the New Zealand Chair of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, focusing on bilateral policy development that enhances business and trade between the two countries. Adrian is also a member of the Executive Committee of the New Zealand Airports Association, a Director of the New Zealand tourism industry peak group, Tourism Industry Aotearoa, and a former Director of North Queensland Airports Limited in Australia.

Adrian holds a BA/LLB from University of Auckland and he attended the 2012 Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford University.

Phil Neutze

Phil Neutze

Chief Financial Officer, BSC (Hons), MBA (Distn), CPA

Phil is responsible for managing our corporate strategy, financial affairs, procurement, legal, aeronautical pricing, risk management and insurance matters. He joined us in 2010 as our business intelligence manager and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2015. Phil has a background in science, investment banking, corporate finance and treasury. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Richard Barker

Richard Barker

General Manager Retail & Commercial, BMS, KMI

Richard is responsible for Auckland Airport’s retailing businesses, including duty free, specialty retail, and food and beverage. He is also responsible for passenger experience and car-parking. Richard spent more than 20 years in retail, sales, pricing and operational roles for BP in New Zealand, London and Chicago. Prior to joining Auckland Airport in October 2013 he played a leading role in the original conception, development and operation of the new Z Energy retail proposition.

Anna Cassels Brown

Anna Cassels-Brown

General Manager People and Safety, BA, MInstD

Anna is responsible for Auckland Airport's strategy development and delivery for human resources and health and safety. She has been recognised globally for her work in developing a leadership culture.

Prior to Anna joining Auckland Airport in July 2015 she made a significant impact on people practices, organisational development and company culture in some of New Zealand's leading companies, including Fonterra Co-operative Group, Air New Zealand, New Zealand Refining Company and most recently Landcorp Farming Limited.

She has also held a number of directorships through her career, and is currently a member of the governing Council of the Northland Polytechnic.

Anna is also responsible for public affairs at Auckland Airport.

Jason Delamore

Jason Delamore

General Manager Marketing & Technology, BA, MBS

Jason is responsible for the development of Auckland Airport’s marketing and technology capabilities and leads the development of our online channel initiative. Before joining us in January 2014, Jason led the New Zealand operations of Landis+Gyr, a global technology company specialising in the energy sector. He has held senior roles in marketing, sales and strategic partnerships and channels for a number of major listed companies including Vector, IBM, Lucent and Contact Energy.

Mark Thomson

Mark Thomson

General Manager Property, BCom

Mark leads the property team and is responsible for continuing to transform the airport into a vibrant business destination, developing new commercial business premises and attracting high-profile companies. He has more than 20 years’ experience in real estate management and development, and a wealth of experience in the transport and logistics sectors. Mark started his career in commercial brokerage in New Zealand and has since managed portfolios for the Crown Estate Commissioners (London) and Telecom New Zealand. Before joining the airport in April 2014 he was the Director of Strategy Execution and Property (Asia) for Toll Global Logistics, responsible for a real estate portfolio spread across 12 countries, including China, Singapore and India.

Scott Tasker

General Manager Aeronautical Commercial, BSc (Technology)

Scott Tasker leads Auckland Airport’s aeronautical commercial team, focusing on sustainably growing our airline capacity, improving route connectivity and increasing passenger volumes. Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in the travel industry, both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and has held a number of roles in airline sales, marketing and management with Emirates and Lufthansa. Prior to joining Auckland Airport, Scott held leadership positions in the travel insurance industry with Cover-More Travel Insurance and the Healix Assistance Group. He joined Auckland Airport in February 2015.

Steven Crook

Acting General Manager Airport Development and Delivery, BE (Hons), MIPENZ

Steven leads Auckland Airport’s infrastructure planning and delivery team, focusing on the implementation of our 30-year vision to build a world class airport. Steven has more than 20 years’ experience in the planning, design and construction of major infrastructure projects in New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Prior to joining Auckland Airport in March 2015, he held leadership roles within the US engineering, construction and project management company Bechtel, delivering megaprojects such as Hamad International Airport. Steven is a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers NZ.

Anil Varma

Anil Varma

Acting General Manager Aeronautical Operations, BE (Hons)

Anil has leadership responsibility for the operation of New Zealand’s largest airport. The aeronautical division provides operational excellence by working collaboratively with airlines and agencies to deliver a quality experience for all visitors and passengers travelling to and from New Zealand through Auckland Airport. He undertakes general management of all commercial leasing, facilities management, operational processing, emergency services, policy and compliance matters relating to airport operations.

Anil joined us in 2007 and, prior to that, held manufacturing management positions at NZ Steel, Ford and SCA Hygiene. He is experienced in process improvement, health and safety, engineering and maintenance management, as well as project and frontline management.