Richard Roberts - Dunedin Airport takes off
Richard Roberts took over as Dunedin International Airport CEO in 2014 and he's credited with an impressive increase in both passengers and revenue in the time that he's been in charge. Earlier this month it was revealed that the airport is about to begin a $13.5 million project to extend its departure lounge and security screening area. Originally from a coal-mining town in South Yorkshire in the UK, Roberts studied mechanical engineering and worked in the coal industry. He's been in Aotearoa for 22 years; he is passionate about the country - and particularly passionate about Dunedin.