Malcolm Johns will take over the head job at Christchurch International Airport at the beginning of next year.
Replacing Jim Boult, Johns, currently chief executive of InterCity Group, is the Deputy Chair of Tourism New Zealand.
“We are delighted to have someone of Malcolm’s calibre and experience to take up the role of Chief Executive at Christchurch Airport,” said CIAL Chairman David Mackenzie.
“Malcolm will bring with him comprehensive knowledge of international tourism issues, as well as his proven leadership capabilities and business vision developed in the passenger transport sector. “We are confident he will add value to our business and help us take the airport to the next level, after the very good work Jim Boult has completed over the past five years.”