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Fully booked



Nelson Airport – behind the scenes

An after-work networking event to hear about the highs and lows of Nelson Airport’s journey and tour its new state-of-the-art terminal.

Paul Steere, Rob Evans
5:00pm — 7:00pm, 5 August 2020
Nelson Airport
Conference Room, Trent Drive, Nelson Airport, Nelson 7011
Price members
$25.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$40.00 incl GST


Three years ago Nelson Airport embarked on an ambitious terminal redevelopment project, demolishing the terminal that had been used for the last 42 years and replacing it with a striking new timber structure that is 40% bigger and will cater for growth projections up to 2035. Within six months of opening, the airport was hit by the unimaginable COVID19 lockdown. So where to now?

Nelson Airport is launching a new conference and function facility that we’ll be using for this event. Networking will take place over drinks and nibbles before Nelson Airport chairman Paul Steere and chief executive Rob Evans provide a run down and the redevelopment project, the turbulence they’ve experienced since opening and future plans. The evening will conclude with a short behind-the-scenes tour of the new terminal.

Paul Steere

Paul Steere is a professional director with a background in manufacturing, international trade and fast moving consumer goods. He previously held senior executive positions with a British multinational including in Hong Kong and Singapore before joining the NZ Dairy Board as a General Manager for eight years. He became the founding CEO of NZ King Salmon in 1994 and has been an independent director on the board of NZ King Salmon since stepping down from the CEO role 2009. Paul served on the National Board of New Zealand Red Cross and its Foundation from 2003 to 2013 and on the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Council since 2010. He is also a director of other substantial private businesses and has chaired Nelson Airport since 2009.

Rob Evans

Rob Evans has been successfully managing airports and commercial property investments for over 20 years. He has considerable experience in the aviation and tourism sectors completing several projects across many countries including New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Korea and China. His airport experience extends from Wellington, to Cairns and Mackay. He has been chief executive of Nelson Airport since 2015 and has overseen not only the terminal redevelopment project, but a 25% growth in passenger numbers during this time, reaching 1 million passengers in 2018.

Additional information


We have been monitoring government updates regarding COVID-19 and are keeping up to date with Ministry of Health guidance with regard to events and public gatherings.

For the latest updates on face to face courses and our safety planning see our response to COVID-19 page

Branch event cancellation policy

Regrettably, registration fees cannot be refunded when cancellations are received within two working days prior to any branch event.

See our standard terms and conditions for more information.


Karen Goodger
Nelson Marlborough Branch Manager

+64 27 525 7400
+64 3 922 7301

Our sponsors

The Nelson Marlborough Branch acknowledges the generous support of

Duncan Cotterill
New Zealand King Salmon
Port Nelson

Book this event

  • Fully booked


    5 Aug 2020
    Members — $25.00
    Non-members — $40.00
    Please ph 04 499 0076 to be placed on the waitlist