Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has officially been recognised as a great place to work – with
outstanding results confirming the organisation’s positive culture and progressive leadership approach.
QAL – which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports – has
achieved accreditation from the aptly named Great Place to Work Australia (GPTW), a global research
consultancy. The accreditation, gained in February 2019, followed an extensive organisational audit and
QAL Chief Financial Officer Amelia Evans said she was thrilled the company had achieved the result in
the first year of GPTW participation.
” In gaining this accreditation, we have become the only company in Queensland certified this year and
the first airport operator in Australia to achieve this goal, which is validation of our focu s and
determination to remain an employer of choice,” she said.
“We reached out to GPTW in an effort to continue to identify areas where we can improve our overall
company culture. There was also a genuine focus on the needs of our team s, our inclusive lea dership
approach, and new systems and processes.
“By building on our strengths and addressing areas in need of improvement, we are confident that we
will continue to further enhance our culture in the future – constantly creating a better workplace for
our teams at QAL.”
W orkplace initiatives at QAL, valued by employees and recognised through the GPTW audit, include.
o QAL Family Day, which gives employee s an extra day off work to spend with their family
o FLARE Benefits, which provides financial benefits and opportunities, including discounts with up to
1000 affiliated companies
o High Flyer Awards, a monthly e mployee of the month award as nominated by a fellow employee
o Higher learning and development support and internship program, based on partnerships with local
schools and universities.
M s Evans encouraged more businesses across Queensland and Australia to participate in the annual and
nationally recognised initiative – which could identify ways to improve areas like employee retention
and attraction rates.
QAL will continue to undertake this culture audit annually.