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New CEO for Sydney Metro Airports

18 May 2010

Mr Colin Grove will replace the company's current Chief Executive Officer, Mr Kim Ellis, who after 9 years, will be leaving the company in June 2010.

The Chairman and Board of BAC Airports have thanked Kim for his leadership and commitment to developing the company and the airports over the past nine years.

Colin has held various senior positions within the aviation industry over an 18 year time span.  Up until 2008, Colin held the position of General Manager Property Development and Commercial Trading at the privatized Sydney Airport Corporation Ltd and was a member of Sydney Airports Executive Management Team.  Prior to this, Colin was the National Manager Leasing for the Federal Airports Corporation with responsibility for leasing and property development at the Corporations original 20 Airports.

After leaving Sydney Airport, Colin has been engaged as an adviser to some of Australia’s largest property owners, transport operators and a number Government organizations, with a most recent appointment as the Director of Property Acquisitions and Commercial Redevelopment for the Sydney Metro Rail project.

Prior to his aviation career, Colin was employed in senior management roles at the then Richard Ellis Real Estate in Sydney and also for a number of major property developers.

Colin will commence his appointment on 15 June and will be assisted with his transition by Kim Ellis who will finish on Wednesday 30 June.

Media information: Meredith Laverty 0414-523-060


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