Auckland International Airport Limited Board Chair Patrick Strange has announced his intention to retire from the Board with effect from the close of the company's annual shareholders' meeting in October this year. Mr. Strange, who joined the Board in 2015 and has held the title of chair since 2018, said it had been a privilege to lead the Board. The board has agreed that Julia Hoare will succeed Mr. Strange as Chair.

Ms Hoare, who joined the Board of Auckland Airport in 2017, is currently Chair of Port of Tauranga and an independent director of Meridian Energy and Comvita. Ms Hoare is also a member of the Chapter Zero New Zealand Steering Committee.