The managing director of aviation consultancy Airbiz, Greg Fordham, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for significant service to the industry.
The announcement was made as part of the recent Queen’s birthday honours list and cements his distinguished career.
Fordham is a current board member of ACI Asia-Pacific and former chairman of the ACI World Business Partners Advisory Board.
He also sits on the advisory board for aviation courses at Swinburne University, where he previously studied a bachelor of engineering.
Airbiz has accumulated more than 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry and has successfully completed more than 2,000 projects in 50 countries, including preparing commercial airport master plans for major airports in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America, the Middle East and Europe.
Fordham led a Future Travel Experience industry think tank presentation where he outlined the need for airports and airlines to focus on change management, such as Qantas’ Next Generation Check-In program.
He describes himself as a global evangelist and facilitator of conceptual planning and implementation strategies for ‘Airports of the Future’ and ‘Fast Travel’ initiatives.