Patrick Whelan

Aviation Development Manager

Prior to joining BARNZ as their¬† Aviation Development Manager, Patrick lead the Corporate & Government Sales team at Qantas where he was responsible for all Commercial activities throughout New Zealand. This included representing Qantas at all Disputes Tribunals, being the key point of contact for all the Embassies in New Zealand. Successfully securing the Qantas Group onto the All of Government (AoG) syndicated travel contract (NZ’s largest travel contract), was a key achievement of his.

He held dual roles at Qantas for seven years prior to this, as Manager Central Region and Wellington Airport Manager. During this time he was responsible for Government and Film Industry relationships and oversight of all airport operations, ground handling services and border agency relationships.

Before moving to NZ he lived in Hartford Connecticut and had a sales position at American Airlines.