Christian Venzal has taken over as Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Australia and New Zealand.
Venzal will be based in Brisbane, Australia and moves to the region from the company’s headquarters in Marignane, France, where he was previously Vice President Transversal Coordination and Business Development
Venzal succeeds Andrew Mathewson and will report to Vincent Dubrule, Head of Airbus Helicopters Asia-Pacific.
Christian Venzal said: “Australia and New Zealand are key markets for our helicopter business, with a strong footprint in the civil, parapublic and military segments.”
“In addition, we have an important local presence in both countries with some 1,300 employees in Australia and 200 in New Zealand. I look forward to further developing our position in these markets, working closely with colleagues, customers, partners and industry stakeholders.”
Venzale will be responsible for the company’s civil and military helicopter business in both countries, as well as for its MRO services and local operations.
He is a veteran of the aerospace business with a career spanning 30 years. In this time, he has worked in the areas of general management, strategy, sales and customer relations, as well as procurement.
There are over 500 Airbus helicopters operate in the civil, parapublic and military segments in the Pacific region.
The company has operational sites in 21 locations and is fully committed to supporting local industries, offering skilled employment and career opportunities with one of the global leaders in the aerospace sector.
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