Our Board of Directors
Peter Stubbs has over 20 years of governance experience. Until he retired at the end of 2020 he was a business lawyer for 35 years, 26 of those years as a partner at the national law firm, Simpson Grierson.
Since 1999 Peter has held Board roles in the public and private sectors, including facilities ownership and management, destination marketing, destination management, business development, investment attraction, economic development-supporting infrastructure, regional shared services, sector transformation, primary produce processing and marketing, events and consumer products and services.
Peter is also a board observer at a company of financial advisers.
Peter is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and a Certificate in the Fundamentals of Management from Columbia Business School.
Peter had a rural community upbringing and early education, before moving to Auckland. He now resides in Cambridge.
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Stuart Crosby, ONZM - Board Advisor
Stuart Crosby is experienced in both public and private sector governance. In the private sector, Stuart has been a company director in electrical contracting, residential construction, printing and publishing and, currently, in a temperature logging company.
In the public sector, Stuart has been a company director in hydro generation and public facilities and events. He is currently a director of Rotorua Airport and a consulting and professional development company for the local government sector.
Stuart has had over 30 years’ experience in the local government sector including 12 years as mayor of Tauranga and is currently the Vice President of Local Government New Zealand. He has held many chairmanship and leadership roles over that period. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and holds a Certificate in Company Direction.
Our Management Team
Blair Simm - Commercial Manager
Blair joined the Rotorua Airport in February 2021 as the Commercial Manager, primarily responsible for driving the commercial side of the airport’s operations and its long term master plan.
Before joining the airport team Blair worked in regional economic development in Rotorua, having prior to that spent 15 years in banking and corporate finance in different locations across New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, and France. Outside of work Blair is a keen sportsman, who has unfortunately spent the last 25 years fruitlessly awaiting a call from the Black Caps selection panel.
Contact Blair for any queries relating to commercial and development activities at the airport.
Blair Simm: 0274 574 301 email@example.com