The Compliance Manager for St Helena Airport, James Kellett (pictured), recently completed his International Airport Professional (IAP) qualification and therefore earns the IAP designation. James is thought to be the first person from St Helena to achieve IAP status.
The qualification is achieved through the completion of the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) which is a strategic initiative jointly accredited by Airport Councils International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
The programmes seeks to “develop a new generation of airport leaders in all functional areas of the airport business and promote the adherence to the highest professional standards and effective sharing of best managerial practices.”
James was tasked with completing four mandatory courses and two elective courses within three years in order to achieve the IAP designation. Further elective courses are available to James to continue his professional development.
James said “To achieve the IAP designation has been a challenging but ultimately rewarding and enjoyable experience. I have met many airport professionals from around the globe and have made long-lasting links with them to the benefit of me as an airport management professional and to St Helena Airport. I look forward to continuing with my studies, growing my knowledge and forging strong links with other professionals.”