A global search for her successor will be undertaken.
ACI Asia-Pacific President, Mr. Seow Hiang Lee said, “On behalf of the Board, I wish to thank Patti for
her contributions to ACI Asia-Pacific over the past 15 years. She has been with ACI Asia-Pacific from
the very beginning when it moved from Vancouver to Hong Kong back in 2004 and worked
wholeheartedly for the successful merger of the two former regions Asia and Pacific. Patti was
appointed Regional Director in November 2011, at the critical time when the region’s airports
experienced tremendous growth.”
“Despite the great diversity in our region, under Patti’s leadership, ACI Asia-Pacific has developed solid
relations with international organizations across the aviation industry, with senior levels of national
governments and with the various ACI regions. These partnerships have been effective in defending
the interests of airports and promoting professional excellence in airport management and operations.”
“After working in ACI Asia-Pacific as well as living in Hong Kong for the last 15 years, I feel it’s the right
time I return to my home town Vancouver and focus on my young family in Canada. It is an honor to
be associated with ACI for the last 15 years. The experience has been both fruitful and rewarding,
while forging lasting friendships along the way.
I feel that I am leaving on a high with strong foundations built in the last decade, putting ACI Asia-Pacific in a solid position to take advantage of the future growth as the aviation gravitation centre continues to shift eastward. I wish to thank the Board for the guidance and unfailing support. The engaged leadership has made ACI Asia-Pacific strong and effective.”
Ms. Chau will continue in her role until a new Regional Director has been appointed to ensure a seamless transition process.