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Jim Boult was Chief Executive of Christchurch International Airport (from February 2009 until December 31 2013) and a crown appointee to the CIAL board for six years before that. In 2013 and 2010 he was named ‘Airport Personality of the Year’ by the NZ Airports Association. In 2011, CIAL was awarded the Jim Collins Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Aviation Safety, recognising CIAL’s actions before and after the Canterbury earthquakes.
Jim is a former Director and Deputy Chairman of Tourism New Zealand and has been Director, Managing Director and Chairman of several substantial public and private companies. For 16 years, he was the Managing Director of Shotover Jet.
Jim has extensive business interests in many fields, including aviation, tourism, financial services, property, automotive, publishing and hospitality. In his home town of Queenstown, he has chaired several charities, council-sponsored working parties and community
He was made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management in 2012.