Airport Management

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David Sauzier, Chairman
Richard Payne, Director
Paula Caplehorn, Director
Steven Reindler, Director


Craig Shaw, Chief Executive Officer


Craig joined BIA in 2022 as the group's Chief Executive Officer. He has over 25 years' experience in the aviation and major-infrastructure sectors, including the last fifteen years in senior executive positions in airport and aviation service providers. Craig holds a Bachelor of Business, Masters in Professional Accounting and is a graduate of the ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program. 


David Petricevic, Chief Financial Officer

David joined BIA in 2017 as Group Accountant and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2021. During his time at BIA he has provided assistance in the finance and accounts team, including extensive work in budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, payroll, business improvement and automation, and administration. Prior to joining BIA, David has previously worked in public practice, focusing on taxation and business advisory, and superannuation services for a wide variety of clients across multiple industries. He holds a Bachelor of Commerice with majors in Accounting and Finance, and is a CA. 


Lachlan Harris, Engineering Manager

Lachlan joined BIA in 2021 as Engineering Manager. Lachlan has over 10 years civil engineering and project management experience, with more than half of that spent in the Broome area. Lachlan is responsible for planning and delivery of all landside and airside infrastrucutre projects. 


Vincenzo Foti Cuzzola, Commercial Manager

Vincenzo joined BIA in 2018 as Commercial Officer and was promoted to Commercial Manager in 2021. During his time at BIA he has been responsible for the Commercial Activities of the the Airport including leasing, agreements, pricing, retail and administration. Vincenzo has been a Chartered Accountant since 2014 and has previously worked in banking, consulting and accounting. 


Mark Pittard, Heliport Manager

As Manager of the BIA Heliport Precinct, Mark Pittard is responsible for all aspects of Heliport Operations and meeting the Oil and Gas Industry requirements. Broome Heliport is a world class facility dedicated to the safe movement of Oil and Gas employees by heavy helicopter from mainland Australia to offshore facilities in the Browse Basin. With up to 23 highly trained staff the Passenger Processing Facility is the busiest Heliport in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2017/18 the Heliport managed more than 72,000 Oil and Gas passengers. Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the Aviation Industry performing various roles including Aircraft Avionics Engineer, Electronic Missions Coordinator - Border Force, and National Check and Trainer Aircrew- Special Missions. Mark has served in leadership positions with AirFlite Engineering, British Aerospace, and Cobham Special Missions.  Mark joined BIA in 2014.


Ben Bexley, Operations Manager

Ben Bexley is Operations Manager at BIA looking after airside aerodrome operations, security screening, mechanical teamm and safety officers. Ben has a customer service back ground and worked at Townsville Airport as a safety officer. Ben joined BIA originally in 2012 and, after a stint in Townsville, re-joined the team in 2014.