its business portfolio. Auckland Airport’s utilisation of its nonaeronautical land has created New Zealand’s most popular new business park. With occupancy rates of the $763 million property portfolio now at 99.9%, this part of the business continues to go from strength to strength and boasts tenants including Coca-Cola Amatil and Fiji Xerox. In addition to its office facilities, Auckland Airport’s two hotels, the Novotel and ibis budget have proven to be such successful business ventures that work has commenced on the design of a third hotel which will be situated near the international terminal. These strategic plans set Auckland Airport in good stead to ensure it can accommodate both the passenger and business park growth over the next 30 years. Flying high – the man leading the way Adrian Littlewood, Chief Executive at Auckland Airport is responsible for shaping the strategic direction of the company through working with the Board to drive growth in travel, trade and tourism. Before taking the title of Chief Executive in November 2012, Littlewood was Auckland Airport’s general manager of retail and commercial. Whilst in this position, Littlewood directed the organisation’s growth and development of non-aeronautical revenue that continues to prove a lucrative venture today. Joining the airport in 2009, Littlewood boasts a background in corporate law, strategy, marketing and management. With valuable insight and influence on the tourism industry, Littlewood is also the chair of the New Zealand Airports Association, the co-chair of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum and director of the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand. As Auckland Airport approaches its 50th birthday on 29th January 2016, it’s clear that Auckland Airport is focused on its ability to accommodate growth and strives for continuous improvement.