Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Chief Executive to share master plan for Kent International Airport

The Chief Executive of Kent International Airport, Matt Clarke, will give a public lecture at Canterbury Christ Church University's Broadstairs Campus on Thursday 5th March at 6pm.

Matt Clarke, Chief Executive of Kent International Airport.
The lecture is entitled: ‘Flying into the future: the master plan for Kent International Airport.’ It is open to all members of the public and is free of charge. The event forms part of the University’s Spring public lecture series.

Speaking before the lecture, Matt Clarke said: “This lecture will touch on several key issues as they relate to Kent International Airport. These include: the airport’s history, current operations, economic contribution and the exciting plans for the future as outlined in the recently released draft airport master plan.”
The lecture will take place at the University’s Broadstairs Campus, Northwood Road, Broadstairs, Kent and no advance reservation is required.
If you are a member of the press and would like to attend this event, please contact Canterbury Christ Church University’s Media Relations Officer, Claire Draper, on 01227 782391 .

Notes to Editor

Matt Clarke is a specialist Airport Manager from New Zealand. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rotorua Regional Airport in his home country in 2005. On his appointment, Airports International Magazine featured Mr Clarke as the youngest Airport CEO in the world. Matt now works for Infratil, the New Zealand listed infrastructure investor, as CEO of Kent International Airport and is a member of the Infratil Airports Europe Senior

Management Team.

Mr Clarke has a Degree in Commerce from the University of Canterbury and a private pilot’s licence. He has experience in commercial, operational and regulatory roles at four different airports in New Zealand, England, Scotland and Germany.

4 comments:

  1. This lecture will touch on several key issues as they relate to Kent International Airport. These include: the airport’s history, current operations, economic contribution and the exciting plans for the future as outlined in the recently released draft airport master plan.

    Nothing about ameliorating its appalling impact on the Thanet environment then. And as an immigrant, Mr Clarke is living proof that there will be no jobs created for Thanetians.

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  2. He'll be taking questions I expect?

    I hope he's done his homework.

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  3. I went to the most recent of these Christ Church talks at the Thanet Campus. To say the speaker, some professor from London, was ill-informed is an understatement. His talk on Thanet in WW1 was under-researched and he got pulled up during questions by the far better-informed audience.

    He had no microphone and couldn't be heard beyond the first few rows but one cheery aspect of a wasted evening was the free bubbly and nibbles beforehand and seeing the (lady) Deputy Mayor of Broadstairs in a hat and outfit more suited to a wedding than a lecture.

    I assume Matt Clarke will know more about his subject than the speaker who, talking about WW1, never even mentioned Manston.

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  4. And let's hope Matt Clarke has a microphone too - he'll need it with all the crappy old planes doing circuits over his head.

    Or would it be too cynical to think it'll be all quiet on the Manston front while he's giving his lecture?

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