Flinders Foundation Business Speaker Infrastructure Series

20 May 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Flinders Performance CentrePrice: $Free

The Flinders Foundation invites you to our business speaker event, the first of our 2021 Infrastructure Series, on Thursday, 20 May, 2021.

This event will explore the drive behind the continued success of the Sunshine Coast Airport’s $350 million redevelopment. Our speakers will share their vision for the future of the Sunshine Coast Airport and of Alliance as Australia’s leading regional airline.

Guest speakers will provide insight into the delivery of appropriately timed major infrastructure projects as the Airport strives to ensure it continues to outperform as Australia’s fastest growing airport.

We invite you to join with us to expand your business network and make connections with like-minded professionals.

Tickets are limited. Please book to confirm your place via this link.
 | Thursday, 20 May 2021
Venue | Flinders Performance Centre
Time | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dress | Business attire or smart casual

Speakers | Andrew Brodie, CEO, Sunshine Coast Airport
Steve Padgett, Chairman, Alliance Airlines
Scott McMillan, Managing Director, Alliance Airlines

MC | Jennifer Swaine


Andrew Brodie | Chief Executive Officer, Sunshine Coast Airport

In February 2019, Andrew was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Sunshine Coast Airport. He has been responsible for driving the continued success of the airport through the delivery of major infrastructure projects. Andrew came to Sunshine Coast Airport after eight years in senior executive positions at Brisbane Airport Corporation, most recently as General Manager, Airline and Retail Management. He also has more than 20 years’ experience in commercial property management, having spent 15 years with GPT/Lend Lease and AMP. In February 2021, Andrew was also appointed Chief Executive Officer to AGILIS, the management company established to oversee both Coffs Harbour and Sunshine Coast Airports.

Steve Padgett | Chairman, Alliance Airlines

Steve Padgett has been in aviation since 1964. He learned to fly at age 16, winning a Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) Flying Scholarship, earning commissioned rank, Commercial Pilot’s Licence and Instructor Rating aged just 19. Steve is Co-Founder and Chairman of Alliance Aviation Services, formerly Alliance Airlines. He is also Founder and Managing Director of Flight Options (Australia), Universal Training Systems and SJP Aviation. In 2019, Steve Padgett was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for outstanding achievement and service.

Scott McMillan | Managing Director, Alliance Airlines

Scott McMillan has been Managing Director of Alliance since its establishment in April 2002. Prior to joining Alliance, Scott held various positions with Ansett Australia and Flight West Airlines, and qualified as a chartered accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG). Scott has 25+ years’ experience in the aviation industry in Australasia across various financial, operational and commercial roles, including significant experience in the FIFO industry.

Jennifer Swaine | Marketing and Communications
Jennifer Swaine is a communications consultant to Regional Development Australia, Sunshine Coast; Chair of the Sunshine Coast Business Awards; Vice President of the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance; and a Non-Executive Director of Visit Sunshine Coast. She is a regular columnist in the Sunshine Coast Daily and Hello Sunshine and works hard to actively promote, connect and collaborate with others to promote and increase the profile of the greater Sunshine Coast.

Tickets are limited, please book via www.trybooking.com/BPZXK 

Please contact:

Rachel Sotiropoulos
Foundation and Old Flinderians’ Liaison
5477 3229


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