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01 June 2016

CAIRNS AIRPORT "CONTEST" - STUPID, CORRUPT, PROBABLY ILLEGAL. REX AIR PILOT TAKING INSTAGRAM PHOTOS WHILE FLYING. REALLY??

CAIRNS AIRPORT "DIGITAL MEDIA
COORDINATOR" ARRIVES FOR WORK
Like many large organisations across Australia, last year the Cairns Airport hired a "Digital Media Coordinator".  The job is to post (some) relevant or important information to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  And apparently a lot of drivel.  I know what you're thinking - "these millennials are putting this shit up while they're DRIVING - why would the Cairns Airport PAY anyone to do it".  

Well they do.  And while unproven as a marketing tool, it has become necessary for big companies to LOOK like they're doing a marketing job on the internet.


So the Cairns Airport hired one Brent Adams (native of Norfolk Island) to be the Digital Media Coordinator.  (IG @brentadams88)  He sits at his desk all day posting to Instagram, Twitter, and other internet media.  Hard to understand why someone from Norfolk Island would have been hired when JCU has so many IT graduates that are unemployed.  

While ostensibly reporting to the head of corporate marketing, it's unclear if Adams is getting any management supervision at all judging from the nonsense that's been going on the last couple weeks.


The Cairns Airport AVGEEK PHOTO CONTEST.  This contest was apparently designed to stimulate interest (and photo postings) to the Cairns Airport Instagram account.  The contest idea was poached from another airport (perhaps Berlin), and required the photos to be hash tagged "#avgeekCNS".  From this you can see that the "contest" was a complete flop.  About 30 entries from only about 12 people.

The prize?  1 hour escorted time "on the tarmac" of the airport.  How is this a prize?   Do they have to load some baggage in a plane, too?   

Australian law requires that everyone in secure areas of the airport have a security clearance.  The "prize" is clearly illegal.  But it gets worse.


YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP.

Not to worry, because the winner and runner-up are both airline employees.  The winning photograph was taken from the cockpit of an airliner parked at the gate.  And the runner-up from the tarmac.  Not exactly a "fair" contest now, was it Brent?  But with virtually no entries, I guess you go with what you've got.  A blurry thru-the-window photo of the terminal isn't very interesting.

The winner, IG @ShaunCSL, has plenty of photo experience
REGIONAL EXPRESS (REX) Pilot
ShaunCSL.  Really?
as one can see on his Instagram.  These photos and videos include many taken from the cockpit of his Rex Airlines SAAB 340 WHILE IN FLIGHT over Cape York!  Including one on final approach to Karumba.  Because you see, Shaun is a PILOT for REX.  We're not allowed to text and drive.  Are you telling me it's OK for our pilots to be TEXTING AND FLYING??? 



YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP.

We've asked the Cairns Airport for a "please explain" on the contest.  We're unclear who's responsible for texting-while-piloting - we've put in a call to Rex Airlines, but no answer from them, either. 

Brent Adams is supposed to be PROMOTING Cairns.  His Instagram is filled with his personal tourist photos from various locations around the Pacific, along with insults about some of our most lucrative tourist groups - Chinese and Americans.  Really, Brent?


59 comments:

Anonymous said...

This PROVES that the idiots running Cairns airport are just that - IDIOTS. As mentioned, you can't just give away access to the airside area as a prize. People going airside must have a valid reason in line with security regulations. A 'competition' does meet that criteria.

The CEO, General Manager Operations, Manager Operations, Manager Security, General Manager Compliance and Commercial Manager should all be shown the door. This is a non-conformance of security regulations that is being promoted, and all the managers are aware of this at the highest level. Pleading ignorance is no excuse.

Hopefully somebody forwards this informatiom to the office of transport security as they would love to know why an international airport in a high risk location is acting so flippantly toward the regulations.

Just another day in Cairns airport life, where Kevin Brown and his 'team' once again display complete stupidity and a lack I understanding of the basics. I have no doubt that the Norfolk boy will be the scapegoat in all of this. That's how Brown works. His executives will be protected while Norfolk boy takes the fall. All of this is just another reason why the Board needs to take a broom through Cairns airport and sweep away all the legacy crap. As for Kevin, well after 5 years of nonsense he has grabbed his parachute as the whole sordid mess finally unravels.

Utter morons, Hillbillys and imbeciles.

Anonymous said...

What happenned to the other dude who worked there in media, Marty? Oh, that's right, he was another one of the good people who had ha a gutful of senior management, the organisations bullying, the incompetence and nepotism, so he quit. And instead the airport gets the Norfolk Hillbilly who markets a competition that not only would breach airport regulations, but was won by someone in what appears to be a shonky exercise. But that's Cairns airport under Kevin Browns leadership! Morons

Anonymous said...

Watch Kevin scramble, remove stuff from their website, try to bury the whole incident. I can't wait to see what the big nose Communications manager has to say as she is closely monitored by her so-called general manager, who is another waste of space. What a mob of muppets. Hasn't the wheels fallen off this train wreck in the past year?
Watch your back Brent Adams, as much as you are an idiot the management will want to bury you to save their own pathetic arses.

You could write movie about this foolish yet entertaining airport.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Brent posts some racist commmets. No surprise really coming from an airport in which Executives are known for their homophobic comments, racist comments, and comments about their outdoors workers known as the 'orange shirts'. Ironic considering the management team partially consists of Scots, Irish, Canadians and Poms, not to mention the ugly, fat, bald and mentally unstable!! Ha ha ha, NQA the laughing stock of FNQ.

Anonymous said...

What's all that shit all over the Norfolk kids face, looks like Brown has the kid hooked up to a lie detector!! Kevs probably interrorgating him with questions such as;
- Is it true that all Norfolk people are inbred?
- Did you steal my haggis?
- Will the airside competition include a tour of the leaking aviation fuel, crumbling pavement and noxious weeds?
- Will the winner also be made to work for free picking up ciggy butts and lolly papers?
- will the winner wear a 'queer can I help you' vest?
- Will the winner be able to win us some more airline contracts, finally?
Yay yay go team Kevin

Anonymous said...

How funny is that, only 12 people were interested in the prize! Can you blame people? Locals know that the place has leaking fuel, I wouldn't want to go airside either. Plus the rear of access road that you drive on behind the aircraft is one of the most dangerous airside roads in an Australian airport. Then you face the possible dilemma of having to be pat down and rectally searched by airport management as they are a wee bit paranoid about truth leaking out. And the worst thing is that your guide is probably the bald one itself Kevin Brown. He would drive you airside for the tour while wearing a kilt, his high heels, a "can I help you vest" while you sit on protective plastic lining on the seats in his Merc! Oh hang on a minute, ol tight-ass doesn't like to put miles on his odometer......sorry, your canceled. It's BBQ haggis instead - at your cost!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Hillbilly watch. Some more entertaining articles and comments for us long suffering airport workers. You are pretty damn accurate that's for certain. There will be a few bruised ego's amongst the top tier but we don't care. Sick to death of enduring some of the worst management at his airport in decades. Can't wait for Kevin to bugger off and can only hope that an external candidate is successful as his replacement. We've heard that his clone at Mackay airport fancies himself as a shoe-in. Not sure why he thinks that, but we think the same of him as we do Kevin. Tossers

portmultimedia said...

You can get a temporary VIC pass... you just need to be accompanied.

Anonymous said...

Yes you can get a VIC but still need a valid reason to go airside. A 'competition' is not a valid reason.

shanghai said...

isn't that the wanker from palm cove heading on a one way trip to mars ?

Anonymous said...

By the looks of Mr Adams activities he isn't 'managing responsibly' and adhering to NQA core values. Shame on him. How should he be punished? I know, he has to facilitate the next boring lunch n learn session plus write a thousand times on a piece of butchers paper 'I will wear striped shirts, I will wear striped shirts'. After that Mr Adams must spend 2 weeks listening to Kevin's egotistical dribbling about how he is the best CEO, how he loves money above all else, how he has an MBA (it's probably a degree in capitalist greed earned from the school of J.P Morgan), how he is better than everybody else in Cairns, and how he has never been drunk in his entire life (the guy is as exciting as the low mileage on his Merc).

Anonymous said...

To me it seems obvious that the two 'winners' were people who already held ASIC cards.

The pilot dude would have a 'Red #1' and the other 'winner' I'm not sure,- not knowing their position.
So, the way they have rigged this competition was simple. Pick two aviation industry employees. You get to do what you do every other fucking day at work !

Anonymous said...

Kevin hasn't been able to control his staff for years. Never ending list of shennanigans, and mostly within executive management ranks. But Kevin turns a blind eye and NEVER brings his executives into line. A very weak style of CEO, he would rather hide the problems than expose them and deal with them. Gotta look good in front of the Board members.....idiot. He is softer than a wet lettuce leaf.

JOHN MACKENZIE'S HILLBILLY WATCH said...

About an hour after publication of this story, Cairns Airport Digital Media Coordinator Brent Adams "locked-down" his Instagram account from further resident scrutiny.

We've copied it all prior to his actions, however. More soon. . . . .

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha. Gold! Norfolk Brent hit the panic button. No doubt at the behest of Kevin Brown. Or did the chunky HR manager get her monkey boy, Mr squeeky voice from I.T to shut down the Norfolk kids work account? The CAPL staff monitor HBW vehemently, desperately trying to ward off any criticism of Fuhrer Brown. As with Browns clothing, car, and lifestyle he likes to look like he is clean cut, perfect and faultless, but it is all a stage show, a mask that covers up what is really underneath.....good work HBW, keep exposing the shenanigans mate.

I'm surprised that the Board, who represent J.P Morgan, Hastings and Aukland Airport (all supposedly impeccable organisations) keep on putting up with this ridiculous shit from their NQA people?

Anonymous said...

Currently inside international departure lounge getting harassed by mosquitoes. What is wrong with this place?

Anonymous said...

Mosquito management probably costs money, Kevvy doesnt like to spend money (unless it's on himself). I think the dark airport environment (less lights -= less electricity). Some of the airport staff sure do look like they've got Zika virus though.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait! Good work HBW.

Anonymous said...

I think the scope of the competition, the fact that it doesn't comply with security regulations, that a REX pilot won, the fact that management have allowed this to happen unchecked with no oversight, the fact that Cairns airport won't respond to HBW explanation requests, and the fact that the airport has tried to hide and bury this issue proves that the management team are scrupulous, have no morals, are incompetent, are shonks, and are inept is an understatement.
In my world a team is only as strong as it's leader, and that my friends doesn't sY much about Kevin Brown. That's what happens when investment bankers hire a boy (Kevin Brown) to do a mans job.

Anonymous said...

What a disgraceful workplace. But as they say; the fish rots from the head down.

Anonymous said...

Bunch of fucktards

Anonymous said...

The NQA Board Chairman Ross Rolfe has been spending a couple of days per week in Cairns since the haggis loving Kevin Brown announced his much hoped for resignation. Perhaps Mr Rolfe (who is used to earning his Board salary the easy way by not actually doing anything) will be able to now understand the dire condition of the organisations lack of leadership and direction? A bit of time on the ground might help him appreciate what a complete clusterfuck the place is, and if he really wants NQA to be mirrored upon the successes of Auckland airport he will need to wield a mighty big broom and dispose of the legacy management people along with their attitudes, incompetence, and historic failures. The airport has 'slipped below the Boards radar' for 5 years since Brown came onboard, and to Kevin's credit he did a pretty good job keeping the lid on the pressure cooker. But of course that never last forever and things have boiled over in the last year or so and finally come out in the wash.

At least with Ross Rolfe spending time looking at the pathetic NQA business there will be no excuses if the business fails to improve under the incoming CEO's stewardship. It will be the Boards heads on the chopping block. Your call Ross, keep the existing under performing management Group and ridiculous structure including appointing a new CEO from within, or use the opportunity to gut the place and start afresh by importing a new external CEO and executive management team who will bring back professionalism, drive, enthusiasm and skill. A team that actually has a strategy, who can put real runs on the board, who actually act, talk and deliver a professional outcome, unlike the present crop of wannabe numbnuts who couldn't succinctly deliver a ham sandwich to a Board meeting.

The ball is in your court Mr Rolfe. Either you clean up the place once and for all thanks to this perfect opportunity care of Kevin Browns resignation, or you sit on your hands and show that the Board also needs to go.

Anonymous said...

What a stupid airport and an even more stupid general management team. These morons can't even willingly put in a footpath after a person gets killed. They can't even resolve a dangerous fuel leak that could threaten people's lives or even the environment. They are too arrogant to even have a normal free wifi connection at their international airport! To top it off the airport is so prehistoric that this privately owned airport is going to get $1billion of our fucking taxpayer money spent on developing it!! No wonder there is a snivelling Board member hanging around Cairns, these vultures will stop at nothing to get a free kick along.

I have no problem with developing airport infrastructure, but to have taxpayer money spent on an asset owned by venture capitalist vultures is bullshit. Why aren't those fuckers spending the $1 billion?

Ken svay said...

Norfolk Island, are they serious? I know someone very powerful from Norfolk Island and I must say that these people are often inbred and delusional. There was a murder there of an Australian woman some years and the locals closed ranks to protect insiders. Google it, I know the principle character very well.

Anonymous said...

Those freaks on Norfolk are similar to the inbreds from Pitcairn Island where most families are inbred, a lot of the population are a byproduct of brothers and sisters rooting etc, hence them being nutjobs and having few chromosomes missing...hang on a minute, sounds the same as CAPL management!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the next contest will be spending a day in Mr Stripey shirts office overlooking the Tarmac and taking photos and listening to him babble on about Cairns airport being such a wonderful success story?
Or maybe spending a day in the office of the 'solid' HR Manager putting up with her pointless chit chat, constant texting of friends, and rancid breath?
Or maybe spending a day in Antonson's office (she will be overseas on a junket somewhere) where you can sift through her shopping catalogues and purchase receipts from the last trip (I mean holiday).
Cairns airport, just too many opportunities I guess.

Anonymous said...

I have an idea for an airport contest; submit a proposal on how to improve the shithole!
Forget silly photos or other soft and lame ideas. A real contest with real ideas is needed. Why? Well the current muppets don't know how to run the place and improve it!!!

Anonymous said...

Did someone mention Ross Rolfe? Kevin Brown would just love Mr Rolfe as he too is a board member of countless organisations, so many that one can only wonder how he can actually allocate adequate time to each company he serves on? All those Boards, all that remuneration. Ha. Birds of a feather and all that..........Rolfe was also once Director General of Queensland governments Department of Environment and Heritage, so maybe he can call in a favour and ask a former colleague to search out and fix Cairns airports fuel leak? Sorry folks, but if you are relying on the Board to fix Cairns airports lacklustre performance then all I can say is keep dreaming. But don't worry, I'm sure that Mr Rolfe and his very well remunerated fellow NQA Board members will choose a 'mate' for the CEO role!
P.S Hey Ross, message to the wise - loose lips sink ships'. Some of us know all about yours and the Boards expense invoices (past and present) which includes your salaries, overseas junket receipts, airline tickets and accomodation, even concert tickets! My my its a fulfilling job being a Board member.

Now, who do I have to blow to get one of those Board positions which will earn me the right to endlessly dunk my snout in the NQA trough?

Anonymous said...

How about this for a competition idea; Pick which NQA executive manager looks most like one of the muppets?

They already have a Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Cookie Monster, and from Dr. Teeth's band you have Floyd Pepper and Janice!

You just need to guess which Cairns airport executive Muppet looks like the corresponding Jim Henson Muppet! Hours of fun and the winner gets to keep one year worth of leaked aviation fuel (BYO - bring your own siphon).

Anonymous said...

Muppets? Perhaps. But I thought they look and act more like the actors out of the movie Deliverance, you know a group of inbreds with a quite a few brain cells missing. Perhaps it's all that leaking JetA1 fuel they are sniffing that makes them look as act the way they do? Who knows and who cares. Just another bunch of FNQ Hillbillys who can't cut it anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

The Compost and it's master Kevin Brown have been spin doctoring again. This time Brown has been trying to make out record passenger numbers are because of his amazing and fantastic team. Unfortunately for him it has nothing to do with his management team, it's because of the economy which he doesn't control. Less people heading overseas and more people holidaying within Australia so they can save money. It has nothing to do with Brown, his airport or any of his management muppets.
What a crock! Kevin and Dalton sitting in a tree, ki....................

Anonymous said...

Once again Kevin Brown dribbles on about a new airline carrier yet he won't reveal the detail yet because of 'privacy'. Whatever mate, you and your checkered shirts and pissweak announcements are about as interesting as your wife's Haemorrhoids. But it's interesting how with just 2 weeks to go until Kevin leaves all of a sudden Antonson's name is popping up everywhere. It's as if she has decided to start working. Or is her 'protector' Kevin trying to shore up support for her and make her look worthwhile before he goes, keep her job safe? Don't bother mate, please take her with you. Take the entire management team with you to Perth, that would be an amazing improvement for our airport and the Cairns community. It's a fantastic idea. Oh well, it will be interesting to see how this little boy runs a proper airport this time. Good riddance baldy. Don't slam the door on your way out.
P.S Kevin, do you need an ASO vehicle to escort you off the premises? There are no shortage of volunteer drivers!!

Anonymous said...

Interesting gossip seeping out of the airport halls this morning that since Brown-eye announced his resignation the place has been in turmoil. Managers bickering, fighting and acting like children. I was told it is as if a mother hen has abandoned her chicks and the chicks don't know what to do. Hilarious stuff. Managers have been pulling the wool over Brown-eye for years, and now they are really falling apart at the seams. It doesn't really say much about the calibre of what Brown-eye has nurtured in the place, the top layer are nothing short of a conglomerate of egotistical crying, swearing, bad tempered, blame throwing oxygen thieves. What a legacy that you leave behind Mr Brown-eye.
Asta-la-vista you foreigner.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Brown lost all the respect of his ground troops after his first year as CEO. His absolute refusal to take punitive action against members of his GM team regarding them allegedly being guilty of bullying, behavioural complaints, homophobic comments, racist comments, false accusations and gossip, incompetence, nepotism and sexcapades over the years has given him a credibility of zero.
There are many good people who have either left or been forced out of NQA. Some good people remain behind, but they are all good foot soldiers who work hard and mind their own business while enduring managements shennanigans. Kevin may dress up fancy , drive an expensive car and be wealthy, but that is just a veneer, a covering up of who he really is. He may have been able to fool the board, the local business leaders and the media, but he hasn't fooled the troops who are totally aware of what goes on behind closed doors. Don't let the colour of our shirts fool you Kevin, we've got your number and we know what type of person you really are. Karma my friend, what goes around comes around, of that you can be rest assured.

I hope your new airport in Perth is familiar with the term 'wolf in sheeps clothing'. Goodbye Kevin, remember us in Cairns when Karma finally bites you on your lilly white arse.

Anonymous said...

Why not just chuck Kevin Egghead in the Baron to the croc's. That's where he belongs. The pompous twat

Anonymous said...

Well Kevin Brown only lasted 12 months in the top job at Edinburgh before he bolted to Cairns. He was behind the introduction of ridiculous airport taxes, for which he tried to blame his predecessor. He once closed the airport during bad weather, ironically none of the other local airports shut, and of course he then tried to blame it all on a 100 year weather event blah blah blah.
Anyway rather than fight through many planned changes he decided to flee.

So he ends up in Cairns, as CEO of both Cairns and Mackay airports. Hillbilly airports in comparison to his supposedly 'big time' international experience. But there are no easy wins in Cairns (Kevin does like to piggyback of others successes) so after 5 years with still no big wins chalked up, he bolts again. During his time in Cairns the CEO role at Melbourne Airport came up for grabs, a logical career progression for 'he who loves himself' and loves colourful Peter Allen shirts, but nope, he remained with North Queensland Hillbilly Airports instead. Even stranger was his purchasing of a house in Cairns finally, only to jet off to NY for a quick, short, urgent meeting with JP Morgan and then 6 months later he tells those who are interested that he is leaving for Perth. Coincidence?

It is also no secret in Cairns that many of ol Kevin's big pipe dreams remain just that, dreams. It would be alleged that the Board has been concerned for some time about NQA's "not so robust performance", and the cleanup began with changes to the Board including them giving that clown Marcela Zeman the arse and changing out other Board members. But even that hasn't seen NQA's profits reach new heights, the kind of heights that Kevin has continually boasted of being able to achieve, yet hasn't. It is also no secret within the Cairns business community that allegedly the relationship between the Red Rat and One Star with Cairns airport management has been described as being at an all time low and parlous. It is rumoured that Kevin's protege Antonson is normally too busy shopping in Hong Kong or attending conferences in exotic locations than to be building, fostering and strengthening relationships with existing airline clients.

So Perth is in for much the same really. Kevin will swan in, strut around, pick off some low hanging fruit and pretend that he is an amazing success. He will spruik his fantastic management team in one hand, and with the other hand he will be cutting, trimming and restructuring positions so as to cut staff labour costs, increase profits and secure his bonus. Easy pickings and not a problem for the selfish Scot's conscience.

Bye bye you Jessie

Anonymous said...

Cairns airport environment issues

Kevin Brown and his airport Muppets don't have a robust history when it comes to looking after the environment, considering how close the airport is to the Barrier Reef, rivers and underground water tables. They mismanaged a large terminal roof painting contract which resulted in roof paint flowing into the Little Baron River. Then of course we all now know about the unmitigated jet fuel leak that has been going on for years. Possibly 30,000 to 40,000 litres sits underground and loose and not contained. What they have also kept quiet about is the sulfonate PFOS and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) used in firefighting drills, which has contaminated the ground at the eastern side of the airport where they want to put in their fantasy shopping precinct. What a disgrace. The airport had two well respected environmental officers when Kevin Brown started at NQA but of course he cut that back to just one person. Typical of his arrogance. That person redesigned, was replaced by another, and then the position filled by a kid from JCU. One Uni student with no life experience with oversight of 2 airports. What a joke. Cost slashing comes before the environment.

I would like to know why the EPA and local environment groups haven't held the airport and it's CEO to account for all these issues. But then again, we are talking about Cairns which is probably the most retarded and unprofessional cities in Australia. The boondocks legacy lives on.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Brown-noser and his 'team' of executive Hillbilly's have been looking at purchasing the beautiful Sunshine Coast airport. I wonder what the tight-fisted Scot would've offered for it, perhaps $5.00? No doubt his sales pitch would include a dossier on how good he thinks his 'team' are, how capable they are, how fantastic they are, how they were born to manage the Sunny Coast airport, and how his vision includes taking the airport into the 21st century under the strong management of his amazing team HA HA HA HA. I guess that's partly why the reason behind the snivelling board chairman hanging around Cairns so much lately, he probably wants a proper package put together, not a low budget cheap presentation like they normally produce. How many days until this ridiculous human being leaves for Perth, 12 days or so?

Anonymous said...

I believe the CFO would make for a reasonable CEO. Fairly nice guy, switched on, plus he is a southerner so at least we might have someone with brains run the place, other than the current mob of long term moronic managers who really need to leave the region and head into the real world for a stint and see how you really run a business The big question though would be is the damage too far gone for the CFO to be appointed to the top. Has he been part of the malaise now for too long? Is he too much of a nice guy to do what needs to be done, has he got a big enough set of grapefruit? The management structure needs a wrecking ball taken to it once and for all, a total 'reset', out with the old and in with the new. I'm not holding my breath.

Anonymous said...

Anymore airport competitions of late? Has the Norfolk bloke been punted yet? The proud and emotional Kevin doesn't like his image being tarnished, got to keep up the false image and all that so you would think the Norfolk bloke would be gone by now. IMO the Norfolk blokes silly actions only reflected the ludicrous mentality of the airports management. Rednecks

Anonymous said...

The CFO for CEO? No thanks. The CFO is softer than a drunk mans shlong. The place needs some testicles running it (and no, not the ugly ballsac packing female managers already there).

Anonymous said...

CFO Maltwoman's last gig was at a taxi company in Sydney. Not sure how a CFO with only 2 years aviation experience could become CEO of a couple of airports. And why leave Sydney on big coin and move to Redneck'ville Cairns? Even Antonson earns more than Maltwoman! But then again Cairns airport did hire a high heel wearing Scot didn't they sonanythingbis possible. Fools

Anonymous said...

It's an airport FFS, it will always make money. Any moron in Cairns could run the place and it would still turn a profit. Look at the fruitcakes running the place at the moment and it still earns a buck. So who cares, why not let one of the gardners or one of the trolley collection freaks become CEO, they could do the same job as Kevvy boy

Anonymous said...

Interesting article in Fridays Australian in the aviation section about how Cairns airport and Kevin Brown have been pricing local operators out of the airport. Funny how it is always Cairns airport who is doing this more than anywhere else. Kevin Brown has done nothing but jack up fees and charges while providing no additional benefit to the user.

In the article he prattles on about 'fair market valuations' and dribbles out other spin doctored comments which are about as believable as the rumour that he 'doesn't love money'! He couldn't care less about local aviators, that's why he shut down one of the runways and keeps whacking up prices. He wants GA gone so that he can put in his beloved shopping precinct on top of that PFOS contaminated land! Some CEO he is who has done nothing but feather his nest with bonuses while driving additional nails into the local economy. I don't blame everyone for being pissed at the bald headed nupty.

Anonymous said...

Oh c'mon guys, Kevin has to meet his KPI's and keep JP Morgan extremely rich, as well as Hastings, the Board of trough dwellers, and of course himself. The Cairns small rotary and fixed wing community simply must contribute to the airport owners wealth. I know I know what you are thinking, that the local economy is being shafted, that small businesses have and are going broke, that the costs (some in excess of 2000%) are unfair, but hey without those excessive charges who will pay for the new GA precinct or pay for the old shitty one to have it's crumbling pavement and crappy old buildings repaired???

On a more serious note, Cairns airport is a prime example of how an airport gets treated once a government flogs it in a fire sale to the highest bidding Capitalist vulture.

Anonymous said...

Have they chosen a new Messiah to rule over the CAPL Kingdom yet? Everyone is just so excited and cannot sleep with anticipation, especially the internal candidates who think they stand a chance.
Will it be the soft mouse CFO?
Will it be the little fella McExcrement?
Will it be the HR tubby Womble?
Will it be the always depressed looking egghead from Mackay?
Will it be the lanky loud mouthed 'still thinks she looks young' (but actually doesn't) Irish twat?
Maybe Antonson will become Queen bee (but will have to be CEO from abroad as she is always off overseas shopping)?
The list of totally unqualified and out-of-their-league internal hillbilly wannabe's is breathtaking, and embarrassing. Personally i think they should give the job to one of the refuellers as they know more about the airport than the management wannabe's will ever know. The other option would be to give the job to an airport cleaner, or perhaps an orange shirt Gardner, maybe appoint one of the I.T weirdo's or one of the nerds who sleep upstairs in the little operations tower? So many better qualified people other than Kevin 'haggis' Brown to choose from.

P.S Has anybody checked Kevin's pockets to make sure he doesn't leave with any freebies? What about 'intellectual property', has he handed back all work he has saved on USB's and hard drives while employed at NQA? Remember, it doesn't belong to him, it belongs to NQA (and perhaps the term 'intellectual' is a little strong!) Or are there different rules for some? I hope he takes with him all his stupid managing responsibly graphs (I mean 'laughs') and I hope he takes all the boardroom butchers paper that they stick on the walls covered with smiley faces and other such embarrassing childish shit, that they use every quarter to describe their achievements (or lack of). We will miss seeing his mafia car in the carpark (free parking of course), we will miss hearing him ponce through the office saying 'hellooooo' in his queer voice, and of course we will miss him walking the pretend catwalk in high heels and his even more ridiculous George Michael colourful shirts.

Anonymous said...

hey Kevin, I can't wait to sign your farewell and piss off card this week mate. I might even put a big snot on it. You would like that bro wouldn't you, you know what I mean ha ha see ya fool

Anonymous said...

This is a bloody brilliant thread. I'm cacking myself laughing. Bravo bravo. People have been taking the piss out of mr fancy shirts for a few years, and it really pisses the egotist right off. Stupidist thing you will ever see is Kevin wearing that ridiculous vest and making managers walk two paces behind him picking up papers out of the garden. What stupidity. But wait there is more. Watching him strut around in high heels was another highlight. What a tool. And the most ridiculous thing you ask? Well as mentioned by someone else he has never had control of his staff and someone wiped copious amounts of snot in the staff toilets. One day before a meeting Kevin was so pissed off about it that he was personally scraping it off the walls with what looked like a BBQ scraper!! So so funny. What a loser. We wondered if he was going to keep the snot and wear it in a charm necklace around his neck, or perhaps send it to a lab and do a DNA tests on all the staff! Either way this is just a sample of the lunacy that went on under his leadership. No love lost here, glad to see him go. Another chapter of the airport book is about to be closed, and not soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Great article in The Australian on June 17, 2016 titled "Small flyers priced out of Cairns airport" which succinctly highlights what Kevin Brown has been doing to the Cairns airport community. In Kevin's reply he delivers the usual spin and mentions 'community consultation' and all those other little pithy words which avoid the truth, but that's why he gets paid the big bucks.

Mr Brown has left his skidmark on Cairns and is now running away to Perth. He will do the same thing there. Capitalism is in his blood. No CEO of any organisation within the JP Morgan empire does anything for anybody other than themselves.

Anyway, the Perth aviation community has been pre-warned about the imminent arrival of the Cairns toe cutter and will hopefully be battening down their hatches.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/small-flyers-priced-out-of-cairns-airport/news-story/dd840637107327e0380900c333717d09


Anonymous said...

Oh my, what a strange airport. However boogers are nothing new. It's normally the work of a sociopath. Sociopaths are hard to pick, normally they are your closest ally, your most trusted manager or confidant. I would say it is the work of someone who is actually close to the CEO, and able to pull the wool over the CEO's eyes while knifing him in the back. Every organisation has Socio's, often more than one, but they are very hard to pick (pardon the pun) and should not be confused with psychopaths and other assorted nutjobs. The airline industry breeds these types. From what I have read in this forum Cairns airport has lots of them in management which is very scary

Anonymous said...

A little birdie told me that Brown has been bagging out his management team that he is soon to leave behind. I find it funny how most of his managers bag him (especially those closest to him) and he bags them, yet they all preach about bein cohesive and acting as one team? A very disjointed place that has been allowed to operate at a very low standard.

Anonymous said...

The place is also structured around nepotism. Brown looked after his 'mates' from overseas and gave them jobs at a much higher rate of remuneration than his existing Managers who didn't come from overseas. A wonderful way to breed unity don't you think? Plus he has allowed for existing deadwood to earn big wages while more talented new people get hired on shitty new awards at the same time. Another way to NOT breed unity amongst his 'one team'.
How can staff stomach working there when Brown pulls in well over $500k per year exuding bonuses and perks. Antonson has warned in excess of $250k per year for many years, plus has spent over $100k per year each year on overseas conferences and cough cough 'sales pitches', all business class and 5 Star accommodation. Then they rock up in there expensive show pony cars for an 8 hour 'work' day while everyone else gets flogged while on a shit salary. Big Fiona is also a member of the "250k club" and so is Maltwoman. Other assorted tossers, dweebs and pigs at senior management level earn around $200k. Millions of dollars per year in high salaries for low achievers in the backwoods of hillbilly Cairns. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

So an end of a ridiculous era comes about and Kevin Brown and his pin striped shirts, high heels and $0.20 lunch money bid farewell to Cairns airport. Good riddance baldy. Have fun settling into your Freemantle mansion and resettling far far away.

Now, most of his GM's hilariously saw themselves as candidate CEO's who would fill the kilt wearers shoes (high heels). Not so. The Board Chair is filling that role temporarily. Seems there is little confidence in the existing GM'a to be able to handle the position. And rightly so!! But the Board Chair has no aviation experience at all. so this will be most entertaining. And who will the Board hire as new CEO? They have lots of mates out there chomping at the bit to be gifted the $500,000 position. Will Mr Storie look after a former Qantas colleague perhaps? Will Mr Rolfe look after his former Government mates? Or will they promote the Mackay airport GM, after all he has done a directors course!!! Whooopy doo....

Will Mr Rolfe acknowledge the plethora of deadwood that Brown has held on to, and finally swing the long overdue axe? Oh my Lordy, where to start? Either way without the Haggis lover at the helm there will be many scared incompetents. I am sure the infighting, crying and verbal attacks will only get worse. S'pose there is nothing tely new in that.

Stay tuned for more fun an frivolity at possibly the most ludicrously managed airports in the Southern Hemisphere.

Anonymous said...

The celebrations continue away from the airport and out of sight!!! First we celebrate that the Jessie has finished up. Second we celebrate that none of Kevin's remaining executive team are filling in as CEO. Thirdly we celebrate the fact that there is a chance, only a slim one, that the present managers will be pushed out and once again we may end up with a happy airport environment. Today is a good day for Cairns airport.

Anonymous said...

Annon 21:53 no celebrations though for finding the airports fuel leak! And still no celebrations for the 9 new routes they supposedly were going to add. Still waiting on that one, or was it just a distraction story to take attention away from the negative publicity generated by the leaking fuel issue? Sneaky sneaky trick that one, but one of the oldest tricks in the book.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha yes very funny how management are not getting a turn at sitting in the Captains chair, yet. The egg head from Mackay airport fancies himself as a candidate for CEO, perhaps it's because of how well he manages the totally lame annual beach races. So does the little man, 'wake up Jeff' from Cairns, he thinks the position of CEO would sit well on his C.V, but the job of a jockey is more suited to him. Not to be excluded is the Cairns Human Rectums manager who also believes she has the 'must haves' for the CEO job, when in fact she has the 'doesn't haves' and is better suited to working as a road speed bump.
There are others that also think they 'deserve' the role, but there is a difference between 'deserving' and 'earning', and none of them have done either. The current management 'team' has earned about the same level of respect as Charles Manson or Adolf Hitler.

Anonymous said...

I heard that the HR manager has been crying again!!! Must be hard to be in your mid 40's, barren, and the only life you have is when you sttick your nose into other male colleagues personal lives because you don't have a life of your own! Oh well, it's good to have a partner and children, some of is have awesome lives.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha that's an awesome description Annon 16:50. I've also heard that the tall lanky, loud, dopey Irish bird has been ranting and raving and speaking to people like shit as usual. A girl that works in the offices told me this. She also said that the managers are the most depressing and emotional human beings you could ever work for.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that Irish twat is still employed there. She has been shipped through every department of the airport. Always screws up or pisses someone off eventually. Round and round the mulberry bush she goes....looking quite old and 'worn out' also. Might be time for the airport to pension off the pensioners and get some young blood in there?