Justin Watson is the Chief Aeronautical and Commercial Officer for Christchurch International Airport, responsible for leading aeronautical development and passenger services areas.
He has an extensive career in international marketing and leadership roles spanning more than 17 years.
Prior to joining the airport company, Justin was the Director of Trade, PR & Major Events at Tourism New Zealand, leading the organisation's offshore based trade teams, business events and premium sectors, trade marketing and aviation development, along with international PR and major events. Before that, he held a number of significant marketing leadership roles, including Director of Marketing at McDonald's New Zealand and Marketing Manager at Coca-Cola Oceania.
Justin has a broad experience base, including significant international marketing and partnership experience, having worked intimately with all of New Zealand's key international trading partners, along with industry experience across FMCG, retail, tourism and government.
Justin has a bachelor of Commerce from Canterbury University.