Airport Management

In this section


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, General Manager - Engineering & Property

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. 


Mark Pittard, General Manager - Heliport & Freight Logistics

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.


Chris Channing, General Manager - Operations & Passenger Experience

Chris Channing is a dynamic leader with 11 years of experience in Aerodrome Operations at Broome International Airport. With a proven track record of strategic thinking and results-driven management, he is known for his ability to navigate challenges and overcome obstacles. He is committed to fostering an environment of innovation, professional development, and achieving organisational goals.