APIBC NEWS : 1st Dec 2016

The New President of the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council

Mr Gary Clifford was voted in as President of the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council at the Annual General meeting held on 17th November, 2016 in Brisbane.

— By APIBC

Welcome to the new President of APIBC, Mr. Gary Clifford. 

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Mr Gary Clifford was voted in as President of the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council at the Annual General meeting held on 17th November, 2016 in Brisbane. Gary has been a Vice President of the Business Council in previous years. 

Gary is the founder and Managing Director of Pacific Air Express, the South Pacific region’s first international cargo airline. Pacific Air Express has provided scheduled and charter freighter services linking the Solomon Islands, PNG, Vanuatu, Nauru and other pacific islands with Australia since 1993, and presently uses two Boeing 737-300 freighter aircraft for this work. 

Gary went to the Solomons in 1984 as a young pilot, and has over 7000 hours logged flying in Solomon Islands and connecting international routes. These days his time is spent managing the airline and developing new air freight routes in the region.

Gary brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on the Pacific region to this role and we are looking forward to his work with the Council as your new President.

Our thanks to outgoing President, Mr. Greg Pawson who has done an excellent job since 2012. Greg remains the President of APNGBC and AFBC.

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