Sunday August 31, 2014

Julian Green steps down as Australian Aviation editor

Australian Aviation editor Julian Green has stepped down from the magazine after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Green, 49, has returned to Europe to be closer to his family and is undergoing palliative treatment.

Prior to joining Australian Aviation in late 2012 Green’s extensive aviation career included serving as CEO of Newcastle Airport and director of Jersey Airport in the Channel Islands, and positions with Qantas and Sydney Airport.

Saying he enjoyed his time at Australian Aviation, Green commented: “The small team at Australian Aviation pushes the boundaries and rises to the challenges in a rapidly changing environment. These attributes are what made the role especially enjoyable.”

“I would also like pay tribute to the magazine’s managing editor and publisher, Gerard Frawley, who has been particularly supportive at this difficult time.”

Said Frawley: “With his genuine, life-long enthusiasm for aviation and extensive corporate knowledge and experience, Julian has been something of a star recruit for Australian Aviation, and rapidly became central to the magazine’s on-going success. His illness and forced resignation leaves us with very big boots to fill.”

“We are a close-knit family at Australian Aviation and Julian has been a terrific colleague, mentor and friend.”

Julian will continue to contribute to the magazine on a freelance basis as circumstances permit.

Comments

2 Responses to “Julian Green steps down as Australian Aviation editor”
  1. Barry WALTERS says:

    This is bad news, indeed. Apart from the personal trauma for Julian and his family (such a diagnosis at an early age is hideous, no other word to describe same) and the immediate sense of loss that I’m sure AA staff are experiencing, Julian’s departure to be with his family leaves a significant gap in our flagship aviation magazine when we need highly qualified aviation interlocutors more than ever.

    I’m sure that your widespread readership’s thoughts are with you at this time.

    Barry WALTERS
    Subscriber # 2762

  2. Andy Quirot says:

    So sorry to hear the news, My thoughts are with you. Regards Andy Quirot