New chairman for airline group
Air Niugini chief executive officer and outgoing chairman of the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA), Simon Foo, has welcomed the new ASPA chairman, Geoff Bowmaker, who is a veteran of the airline industry and the chief executive officer of Nauru Airlines.
“I am confident he will continue to develop the association’s goals to nurture and grow the airline industry in our region.”
Bowmaker started as a junior clerk at Qantas in 1968 and worked his way up to senior positions.
He has also held senior positions at Air Namibia in Southern Africa and Air Pacific in Suva, Fiji.
“I am honoured to be elected to lead ASPA for the next 12 months and I appreciate the good work of the previous chairman, Mr Foo, who has greatly assisted my transition into the role,” Bowmaker said.
His vision now is to continue to develop the association’s goals, including cooperation among airlines for the development of commercial aviation within, to and from the South Pacific region.
ASPA has 13 airline members and 46 industry service provider members.
Its primary role is to serve as a common forum for members’ views on matters of common interest. ■
Geoff Bowmaker … the new ASPA chairman and chief executive of Nauru Airlines.