Foo has been appointed as the new chairman of the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) following a unanimous decision reached at the 33rd annual general meeting(AGM) held in Kokopo, East New Britain last week
Sir Frederick said Foo brought to the leadership of ASPA over 40 years of experience in the airline industry and the tourism sector.
“At a very challenging time of the airline industry, you have chosen well. Before his appointment as CEO of Air Niugini , Simon had served over 9 consecutive years as board director and as deputy chairman.
“He also achieved a great success in one of our most important allies and stakeholders, the tourism and hospitality sector, right here in Kokopo,’’ Sir Frederick said.
The term of office for ASPA chairman is one year.
The decision for a new chairman is held during the AGM each year.
Mr Foo took over from Air Calin’s CEO, Didier Taperro from New Caledonia who had held that position for six years.