Management Team CVs
Andrew Miller - Chief Executive Officer
A senior executive who has led cutting-edge companies in Aviation, Duty Free Retailing and consulting projects on a global scale, to become leaders in their field of enterprise. More info
Nicki Blackwell - Managing Consultant
Nicki is a former airline finance and human resource senior executive with subsequent broad aviation analysis and consultancy experience in airlines and airports. More info
Ian Thomas - Managing Consultant
A highly-experienced consultant with a wide ranging skill base, Ian has undertaken assignments for more than 200 government, airline, airport and aviation industry clients in his 18 years with CAPA Consulting. He specialises in the development of government and industry policy and strategic aviation analysis. More info
CAPA Consulting utilises the services of Associates with specialised skills and knowledge. They include:
Bob Cain: The Managing Director of Tourism Futures International, Bob is recognised as one of Australia’s pre-eminent aviation and tourism consultants with a focus on strategic planning and policy. He was formerly Strategic Planning Director for Qantas and a Director of BDW Aviation Services. Bob has consulted to Federal and State Governments and tourism authorities, and provides advisory services and forecasts to most of the major airports in Australia and New Zealand.
Fresh Information Co: Headed by Shane Vuletich, formerly of Covec, Fresh offers a team of highly skilled economists and technical analysts who conduct economic, forecasting, technical analysis and cost-benefit analysis.
Andrew Drysdale: Currently Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales where he lectures on Aviation management and serves on the University’s Aviation Advisory Board. He was formerly: Managing Director of Fiji’s Air Pacific; Chairman and a member of the Board of the Association of South Pacific Airlines and the Pacific Asia Travel Association; and Regional Vice President Asia-Pacific for the International Air Transport Association. Andrew headed various companies including Hazelton Airlines, Blue Lagoon Cruises and Captain Cook cruises. Andrew has also served as a Director of the Regional Airlines Association of Australia and President of the Royal Aeronautical Society in Australia.
Phil Smith: An aviation safety regulatory expert with an industry background of 30 years, Phil provides advice to National Aviation Safety Authorities and aircraft operators. He is a qualified ICAO auditor and coordinator with extensive experience in the Middle East and Europe. Phil has served as aviation advisor to Governments in Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Tajikistan. Between 2006 and 2008, he assisted as ICAO project coordinator with the establishment of Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness for the Gulf States.
Herbert Bremser: A senior Information Technology specialist in the aviation industry, Herbert has had more than 30 years with IT suppliers and airlines in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He held executive positions with Lufthansa, served as the Vice President and Managing Director of Sabre New Zealand and later managed the Amadeus airline business in the Asia Pacific with a particular focus on Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin. As a consultant, he has performed IT-based assignments for a number of airlines and IT suppliers.