Gert-Jan de Graaff | Chief Executive Officer
Gert-Jan de Graaff was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd in June 2018.
Current Board appointments include the position of Director on the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific Regional Board in April 2020 and Director on the Australian Airports Association Board in December 2020.
Gert-Jan has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership roles at major airports around the world. He started his career in airport management in 1995 with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in The Netherlands where he had a number of roles. These included management positions in the commercial, finance and strategic departments.
In 2005 Gert-Jan de Graaff was appointed as Managing Director of ASDC AB, the Company that manages and develops the commercial activities in the terminals of Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sweden.
Between 2007 and 2012 Gert-Jan held senior executive roles with Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd, including General Manager Commercial Services and General Manager Strategic Planning & Development.
Prior to his return to Brisbane Airport in 2018 Mr de Graaff lead the bid for Galeão / Rio de Janeiro Airport in Brazil on behalf of Royal Schiphol Group and his most recent position was President & CEO of JFKIAT LLC, the private operators of Terminal 4 at John F Kennedy International Airport since 2014.
Previous Board appointments include the position of Chairman of Airport Coordination Netherlands, and Board Memberships with Airports Council International North America (WBP), Air Cargo Netherlands, Cargonaut BV, and several tourism attraction agencies.
Warren Briggs Master of Business (Applied Finance); CPA; Bachelor of Physiotherapy | Chief Financial Officer
Since joining BAC in 2016, Warren has held a range of positions including Treasurer, Head of Corporate Finance and Head of Finance and Treasury.
Warren was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in May 2023. He is responsible for financial accounting and reporting, treasury, corporate finance, tax, procurement, financial systems and technology.
Prior to joining BAC, Warren had an extensive career working with global investment banks in the areas of debt capital markets, leveraged finance and debt advisory. In this capacity Warren advised some of the largest ASX listed companies as well as privately owned infrastructure, utilities and resources assets across a broad range of capital raising, M&A as well as ratings advisory assignments.
Warren started out his career as a physiotherapist, running a successful injury rehabilitation company in Brisbane. Warren holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business (Applied Finance) from the Queensland University of Technology and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.
Rachel Crowley BA, MAICD | Executive General Manager Communications & Public Affairs
Rachel joined BAC in late 2011 and is responsible for managing BAC’s external and internal communications, brand, and community and government relations.
Rachel has more than three decades’ experience in media, government relations and communications across all levels of government and the private sector. Prior to joining BAC she spent more than a decade in executive and senior management positions with Tourism Australia, including seven years running its marketing communications activities for the Americas and heading up its global corporate communications function.
Rachel has been a senior State Ministerial Advisor and has held a variety of roles in journalism, marketing, and public relations consultancy. Rachel is Chair of the Board of Queensland’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA), a member of the Board of Queensland Theatre, and President of the Corporate Affairs Council of the Queensland Futures Institute.
Jane Dionysius B.Bus Mgmt HR | Executive General Manager Human Resources
Jane has a wealth of experience in human resources, with over 13 years of expertise in the areas of performance and leadership development. She joined BAC in January 2011 and has held various management roles within the organisation. Currently, she is leading BAC's human resource function, which includes payroll, learning and development, performance management, recruitment, and culture.
Prior to joining BAC, Jane worked as a consultant and delivered a range of services across both the public and private sectors. Her experience has equipped her with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead BAC's human resource function effectively.
In addition to her professional career, Jane is also an active member of her community. She has experience working on the Board for not-for-profit charities. Jane holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree majoring in Human Resources from the University of Queensland.
Overall, Jane's extensive experience in human resources and her dedication to making a difference in her community make her a valuable asset to BAC and a respected member of the broader professional community.
Raechel Paris BA/LLB, GAICD | Executive General Manager Governance
Raechel Paris is the Executive General Manager, Governance at Brisbane Airport Corporation. She leads a multi-disciplinary team across Sustainability; Health, Safety and Environment; Security Policy and Compliance; Risk, Assurance and Governance; Legal Services and Company Secretariat; and Business Resilience.
Raechel is responsible for driving BAC’s Sustainability Strategy, to create a world-leading Airport City that future generations trust and are proud of. Raechel is also the Co-Chair of BAC’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Raechel commenced with BAC in May 2019 and has over 10 years of Senior Executive experience. Prior to joining BAC, Raechel was the General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Governance for the world’s largest bulk export port, Pilbara Ports Authority. She has worked in multiple industries including legal advisory, professional services, technology, transportation and infrastructure, and in both the public and private sector.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts / Law from Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Martin Ryan BBus | Executive General Manager Commercial
Martin joined BAC in 2011 and, after holding several management roles within BAC including Head of Parking and Transport Services, EGM – Consumers, is now responsible for leading the Commercial Group. This expanded portfolio focuses on the development and effective implementation of BAC’s Consumer and Property strategies to ensuring strategic revenue growth and operational objectives from its retail, property and parking and transport businesses.
With more than 20 years’ experience in various senior sales positions, Martin has proven expertise in strategic planning and execution, new product development, operational and project management, and the development and implementation of corporate strategies.
Martin holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a graduate of the Institute of Strategic Leadership.
Krishan Tangri MBA, MCons Mgmt, GAICD | Executive General Manager Infrastructure & Planning
Krishan joined BAC in 2010 and is responsible for overseeing multibillion-dollar asset, infrastructure and construction portfolios.
Krishan is an industry recognised Executive Leader with more than 25 years’ experience in infrastructure, facilities and construction management with well recognised private and public organisations.
In 2015, he was a Finalist for CEO Magazine’s Construction Executive of the Year.
Krishan has previously held various senior management positions in both facilities and construction management with Sydney Airport Corporation and Brisbane City Council managing multibillion dollar asset portfolios and delivering a $800M suite of complex and high profile projects successfully.
Since 2010, Krishan has provided strategic foresight to BAC and continues to lead a commercially oriented, highly qualified, and efficient business unit which delivered the $1.1b new runway project on time and under budget.
Krishan is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and holds an MBA with a finance major from Deakin University. A qualified Civil Engineer, Krishan also holds a Masters in Construction Management from the University of New South Wales.
Ryan Both BCom, Harvard GMP, GAICD | Executive General Manager Aviation
Ryan Both joined Brisbane Airport Corporate as Executive General Manager Aviation in February 2022. In this capacity, Ryan is responsible for all operational and commercial activities of the aviation business, including airfield and terminal operations, commercial agreements, business development and marketing.
Ryan has more than 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry with airlines and airports, including Melbourne Airport, Virgin Australia and as CEO of contract aviation group Cobham Australia. In these roles Ryan has held operational leadership roles responsible for the Qantas B717 fleet, Fly-In-Fly-Out services to remote mining sites and express overnight air-freight operations for Australia Post. Ryan has also held commercial leadership positions at Virgin Australia, Melbourne Airport and Embraer’s zero emission aircraft company Eve Air Mobility.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide, where he is an Alumni Fellow, and has completed the full-time residential General Management Program at Harvard Business School. As an experienced company director, Ryan is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).