Glen Sowry

CEO Queenstown Airport, former CEO Metlifecare.

Glen Sowry joined the Queenstown Airport team as Chief Executive Officer in September 2021. He has extensive leadership and aviation industry experience, having spent a decade in a range of senior management roles at Air New Zealand, including three years as General Manager of Operations, leading a large team across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Glen was CEO of Metlifecare and prior to that CEO of Housing New Zealand (now Kainga Ora). Glen is also a former Chair of the Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ).

Early in his career he was a professional yachtsman and competed for New Zealand in the America’s Cup, the Whitbread Race and the 2000 Olympics. Glen was one of the inaugural winners of a BLAKE Award in 2005, and became a Trustee in 2009, finally joining the BLAKE Awards Selection Panel in 2012.

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