Queenstown Airport (QAC) chief executive Scott Paterson has died after a short battle with cancer. He was 57.
The airport confirmed the sad news in a media statement on Wednesday.
Queenstown Airport chairman John Gilks said Paterson was a highly respected colleague and manager and would be “sorely missed by us all”.
“On behalf of the Queenstown Airport board and team, we would like to pay tribute to Scott both professionally and personally,” Gilks said in a statement.
“Our thoughts are with Scott’s family and the QAC board and staff are doing everything we can to support them in their loss. We respectfully ask on their behalf for privacy to allow them time to grieve.”
Paterson started as chief executive of Queenstown Airport in March 2012. Previously, the qualified lawyer and accountant worked in Europe, the United States and Australia and held roles at Ports of Portland, Ports of Auckland, Winston Aggregates, Fletcher Building and Ernst & Young.
He is survived by his wife and three children.