APTRA Management

  • 6 August 2018


The Board of the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has launched the search for a talented individual to execute the strategic plans of the Association and manage its various activities. An executive search agency has been appointed to assist with the task.

The search was initiated following the resignation of Michael Barrett, Executive Officer, last month.

In the interim, international agency Hume Brophy, with which APTRA has been collaborating on advocacy issues over the past 18 months, will manage the affairs of the Association, reporting directly to Andrew Ford, President, and the members of the Board.

The administration of the Association on a day-to-day basis will continue to be handled by Sharolyn Paul who can be contacted at [email protected].

Anyone wishing to be considered for the APTRA management role should send their CV with covering email to [email protected].

For further information about the work of APTRA please consult www.aptra.asia.



APTRA is the trade association for the duty free and travel retail industry in the Asia Pacific region, serving all members and the industry to help grow the business and protect it when challenges arise.

  • Through technology-led initiatives, seminars and conferences, APTRA serves to facilitate contact between members;
  • Through bespoke training initiatives, APTRA is building the industry’s brand as a highly professional, caring and responsible retail channel;
  • Through intensive consumer and market research, APTRA provides a solid knowledge bank, bringing valuable, actionable data relevant to all sectors;
  • Through regular communication, APTRA seeks to spread awareness and knowledge about the industry and the importance of travel retail for governments, airports, airlines and related businesses;
  • Through regional monitoring, and in collaboration with member companies and trade associations in other parts of the world, APTRA is constantly on the alert for new challenges where its advocacy on behalf of the industry is needed with national governments and policy-makers in order to safeguard and grow the business of all concerned.

The geographical area covered by APTRA includes countries in Eastern Asia, South Eastern Asia, South Central Asia and Oceania.


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