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Qantas stalwart to be new Adelaide director

written by Adam Thorn | May 28, 2021
Adelaide Airport’s Lisa Brock

Adelaide Airport has announced it has appointed a 20-year Qantas veteran as its new board director.

Lisa Brock started working for the airline in 2000 and served as executive manager of Qantas Freight, executive manager of airports and procurement, as well as the chief commercial officer at subsidiary Jetstar.

She is also a chartered accountant in England and Wales, has a Master’s of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and an Honours Degree in Maths and Sport Science from the University of Birmingham.

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Adelaide’s chair, Rob Chapman, said her experience and skills would make her invaluable as the industry adjusts to a post-COVID world.

“Ms Brock has also held other aviation and freight related board roles including for Jetstar Pacific, StarTrack Express and Australian Air Express,” said Chapman.

“Her knowledge of the aviation freight business will be of particular benefit to AAL as we begin development of our new Airport East transport, freight and logistics hub.”

In February, Virgin Australia unveiled its so-called ‘lounge of the future’ in Adelaide.

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The contemporary design features a breeze block feature wall, canopy ceilings, large light-filled spaces and sustainable furniture.

The airline says the 1,097-square-metre space, which can hold up to 283 guests, is a “relaxed, inviting and uncomplicated place” that is “delightfully Virgin”.

Russell Grady, director of architects WMK, said, “In true Virgin Australia style, we’ve really elevated the playful elements in signage, furniture and vibrant lighting features, adding pops of colour and energising moments, to enrich the lounge’s natural material palette.

“The Lounge will provide travellers with an inspiring experience, conveying a sense of informality and ease; a place to pass time in true comfort and ease.”

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