COVID-19: Sudden Impacts

Join Kevin Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Perth Airport and Prof. Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University as they discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on their business and steps being taken to respond in this crisis.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Kevin Brown

Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport

Mr Brown commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer of Perth Airport, the operator of Perth Airport, in July 2016.

Mr Brown has been involved in operational and commercial roles in both hub and regional airports for more than 15 years in the UK and Australia.

Prior to joining Perth Airport, Mr Brown held the position of Chief Executive Officer of North Queensland Airports, which operate Cairns and Mackay Airports, where he was responsible for implementing a growth strategy for both airports.

Mr Brown also spent nine years with the British Airport Authority (BAA), and was Managing Director at Edinburgh International Airport.

In 2017, Mr Brown was appointed to the Tourism Western Australia Board and is also a Council Member for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia

Mr Brown holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Masters of Business Administration, a Masters of Science and is a Chartered Engineer.

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Prof. Deborah Terry AO

Vice Chancellor, Curtin University

Professor Deborah Terry was appointed Curtin University’s Vice-Chancellor in February 2014. She is currently Chair of Universities Australia and a Fellow and past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). She is also a member of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council, Committee for Perth Board, St Hilda’s Anglican School Council, Australia and New Zealand School of Government Board and Australia's Academic and Research Network Board, and a past Chair of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences.

Professor Terry completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the Australian National University in Canberra. She had a distinguished career at the University of Queensland, initially as an internationally recognised scholar in psychology, before progressing through a number of senior leadership roles, including Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor. She was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO), the country’s highest honours system for achievement and service, in June 2015 for distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.