Christchurch Airport chief executive Jim Boult has today
announced he will leave the role at the end of the year.
Mr Boult came off the airport company's board almost five years
ago to work as acting CEO.
"I agreed to cover the role for three months and that has grown
into five great years," he says. "I will not renew my contract in
December and will explore some other opportunities.
"My years as CEO have been hugely satisfying and I lead a
stunningly good team of dedicated people, in whom I have great
"It has been an enormous privilege to lead the airport team
through the many successes of the past few years, including the
development of the new terminal building.
"Together we have worked through 11,000 earthquakes and various
other unexpected and emergency situations which have not only
tested the team, but brought out the best in them."
Mr Boult says the recent official opening of the new terminal
building was a highlight of his time at the airport.
"Many people, including the Prime Minister, have said
Christchurch Airport is the best in the country. Of course I agree.
In fact, independent surveys across New Zealand and Australia over
the past year say we're the best airport in both countries.
"I will always follow Christchurch Airport's progress very
closely and look forward to passing through the terminal as a