Australian Aviation staff and contributors are fondly remembering former editor Julian Green, who died peacefully on Thursday morning, aged 49.
Julian had been diagnosed with cancer late last year. For much of the time since he had been staying with his wife Kristina with her family in the Basque Country in the north of Spain.
Julian joined the team at Australian Aviation as Editor in September 2012, having returned to Australia from the UK where he was CEO of Jersey Airport for more than six years. Prior to working in the UK, Julian was CEO of Newcastle Airport between 2001 and 2005, and previously held management roles with Sydney Airports Corporation and Qantas. Julian had been a contributor to Australian Aviation in the ’90s, specialising in commercial aviation stories and photography, a role he had relished returning to.
“Let’s remember Julian with his naughty smile and the special brightness that was in his eyes,” Kristina reflected.
That’s certainly how all of us at Australian Aviation are remembering Julian. More than a colleague, he was a great friend and mentor to us all.
Julian is survived by Kristina, his father Richard and three children Harrison, Tom and Lauren.