Gold Coast Airport appoints new CEO

The Gold Coast Airport has announced its new boss, in the wake of a massive spike in travellers through the terminal.

Queensland Airports Limited has revealed Amelia Evans will take on the top job of CEO, after serving as Chief Financial Officer since 2016.

The appointment comes after current CEO Chris Mills announced earlier in the year that he would step down in June after eight years in the job.


Mr Mills will leave the position on June 30, and says he welcomes the appointment of Ms Evans.

“It has been a privilege to be part of the QAL team for the past eight years and I’m pleased to be leaving the business in very good hands,” Mr Mills says

“Amelia has significant aviation experience and knows the business and the team well, which will make it easier for QAL to continue to capitalise on the opportunities ahead.”

A statement from QAL says Ms Evans was selected following a rigorous internal and external recruitment process.

“Ms Evans has 20 years experience in the aviation, telecoms, FMCG and property sectors,” the statement read.

“She has a strong community focus, with involvement in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, National Trust (Qld), and Griffith University.”

The Gold Coast Airport has recently recorded it’s best traveller figures since pre-pandemic days.

QAL is the airport operator that owns the Gold Coast Airport as well as Townsville, Mount Isa, and Longreach airports.

Ms Evans will take on the position from July 1.