Name: Katie Cooper

Role: Judge

Katie Cooper has been involved in aviation for over 20 years and is currently the Head of Operations at Melbourne Airport. Over the course of Katie’s career, she has been fortunate to have worked and lived in many different locations, from the UK and New Zealand to various cities in Australia.

Katie had served on the Executive of Tourism Central Australia and is experienced within the Australian Tourism Awards having previously been Chair of Judges for the Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards, and an Australian Tourism Awards Judge.

Her work experience has been enhanced by formal studies including an MBA; being awarded a scholarship to attend Harvard Business School from Chief Executive Women as well as various certifications in business and aviation.  Katie’s corporate success was recognised by being awarded the Northern Territory Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 2012.