Northern Territory Director

Dave Batic
General Manager
Alice Springs Airport

David has worked in the Defence and Civil aviation industry for over 35 years and is an Aeronautical Engineer with 6,000 flying hours as a Flight Engineer. Prior to taking up his current appointment as General Manager Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Airports, David was General Manager Aviation Operations at Townsville, Mt Isa and Longreach Airports.

As part of the Northern Territory Airport Pty Ltd group, David is currently responsible for all aeronautical and non-aeronautical activities at Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Airports. This includes operational, commercial, property, asset maintenance and project management.

David holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Bachelor of Aviation and is currently a Chartered Engineer through Engineers Australia. Other professional memberships include The Royal Aeronautical Society, The International Society of Air Safety Investigators and The Safety Institute of Australia. David is also on the National Engineering Associates Register in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering and is a RAAF Squadron Leader Aeronautical Engineer Reserve member.

Since taking up the role of General Manager Alice Springs Airport, David has been appointed as Chairman of Tourism Central Australia, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Central Australia, Board Director Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory, Inaugural Chairman of the Alice Springs Major Business Group, Board Director and Finance Committee Chairman Desert Knowledge Australia, Director Australian Airports Association NT Division and President of the Alice Springs RSL.