Tessa Roberts Passes Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme

Acting Deputy Airport Contracts Manager, Tessa Roberts (see photo attached), has successfully completed the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP). This is an internationally recognised qualification accredited by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Airports Council International (ACI).

The Global ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) is self-paced with choices from courses that best suit the individual’s role and must be completed within a three year period.

Tessa graduated with an AMPAP Associate Diploma in 2018 and in August 2019 successfully completed all courses that allows her to graduate with the full International Airport Professional (IAP) designation.

The Programme consisted of mandatory and elective courses. Tessa successfully completed: ‘Air Transport System’, ‘Airport Operations, Safety and Security’, Airport Planning, Development and Environmental Management’, ‘Airport Commercial and Financial Management’, ‘Airport Revenue Management’ and ‘Aerodrome Certification’.

Each of the courses is directly relevant to Tessa’s role within the SHG Airport Directorate. The Directorate is SHG’s lead on all civil aviation matters, including the contract with St Helena Airport Limited (SHAL) for the operation of St Helena Airport; the contract with SA Airlink for provision of the air service; the contract with the UK Met Office for Met forecasting services for St Helena Airport; and the contract with Penspen for fuel management services.

Tessa commented:

I am honoured to have been part of this programme and look forward to advancing my studies in Aviation.

“I would like to thank SHG, colleagues, family and friends for all their support throughout.”

Airport Contracts Manager, Alan Shaw, added:

“This is a major achievement that comes as a result of very hard work and dedication by Tessa. While there is still a way to go, Tessa’s achievement takes us another positive step towards St Helena becoming self-sufficient in the aviation skills it needs. I’m very proud of Tessa and know as we continue to move forward I can depend on her enthusiasm and dedication. Very well done Tessa.”

Tessa has held various roles in SHG over the past 10 years and commenced work in the Airport Directorate in 2013 on Phase 1 Construction of the Airport Project. In 2017, Tessa moved to Phase 2 Airport Operations.

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1 October 2019

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