Aviation consultant and founding director of Aviation Solutions
Charlotte Kok, Avisure environmental scientist and team leader, is on the cusp of celebrating two years with the company. Malaysian-born to Chinese parents, she explains her real name is Xiang Ning Kok, her first name being pronounced ‘Sheeyang’. ‘It doesn’t really have a meaning, my parents just thought it had a nice sound.’
For the past nine years, Avisure has been contracted to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Canada’s second busiest airport, to safely deliver the airport’s wildlife management program. YVR’s location on Sea Island in the Fraser River Delta make it essential for the airport to lead a comprehensive 24/7 wildlife program as the surrounding marshes, mudflats and agricultural habitats on and around the delta attract millions of shorebirds, waterfowl, and gulls each year.
Milly Formby flew into Ballina just before Easter, on her epic ‘migration’ around Australia. Avisure, having strong connections to the area through ongoing work with Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BBGA), was proud to sponsor the Ballina leg of her journey. Jill Brix, Avisure general manager, and Julie Stewart, BBGA manager, caught up with Milly after her arrival.