IoD North East - Dining Club with Graeme Mason, Newcastle Airport

Dining Club with Graeme Mason, Newcastle Airport

The Dining Club is a small private dinner for no more than 20 IoD members (incl. up to one guest) to meet a significant business leader in the Region.

The Dining Club is a small private dinner for no more than 20 IoD members (incl. up to one guest) to meet a significant business leader in the Region.

The evening is held under Chatham House Rules, so that the guest can speak openly and honestly with the understanding they will not be quoted outside the room.

It is structured as if it was a dinner party at one’s home with conversation and debate around the guest speakers topic.

Previously the Dining Club has welcomed guests ranging from Sir John Hall when owner of Newcastle United, through to Paul Polman when head of Proctor and Gamble.

Held twice a year, the dinner in Newcastle is this time welcoming the Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer at Newcastle International Airport, Graeme Mason.

Attendance is on a first come first served basis.

Speakers

Graeme Mason

Graeme is the Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer at Newcastle International Airport. He obtained a First Class Honours Degree from the University of Kent and a Master of Philosophy in Town and Country Planning from University College, London.

He joined the Airport in 1993 and since then has overseen the production of Newcastle's first ever Masterplan and subsequent reviews, as well as planning for all developments including a major terminal extension, business park, solar farm, hotel, control tower, fuel farm and filling station. Graeme has also instigated environmental and CSR strategies and the Airport’s Net Zero Carbon 2035 plan, and over the years has built up strong and varied relationships on behalf of the Airport at a national, regional and local level.

In recent years, Graeme has also taken on the role of media spokesman and drives the airport’s public affairs strategy. He was instrumental in the creation of the Newcastle Aviation Academy, and is closely involved in work to improve the customer experience.

Graeme is also a member of the board of the Airport Operators Association, the North East England Chamber of Commerce Council, the CBI Regional Council, Northumberland Tourism, and is a Trustee of the Newcastle United Foundation.

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