Nieuport Aviation appoints Katie Battiston as Chief Financial Officer

March 8, 2024

Katie Battiston, Nieuport Aviation's newly appointed Chief Financial Officer

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Nieuport Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Battiston as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Battiston joined Nieuport in 2019 and brings with her over 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, having previously held local and international roles at the Hospital for Sick Children and a major accounting firm. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Studies and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Ms. Battiston succeeds Doug Smith in the role of Chief Financial Officer, with Mr. Smith now transitioning to the role of Senior Advisor, Finance and Risk.

“I’d like to congratulate Katie on her appointment as Chief Financial Officer,” said Neil Pakey, President and CEO, Nieuport Aviation. “Her diligence and affability have made her a valued member of the Nieuport team for nearly five years, and I have no doubt that her contributions will continue to benefit not only Nieuport Aviation, but ultimately the whole of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. I would also like to thank Doug for his strong contributions to Nieuport as Chief Financial Officer for the past five years. We’re very fortunate that he will continue to be a part of the Nieuport family in his new role as Senior Advisor, Finance and Risk.”

“I’d like to thank Neil for his trust in me and Doug for his guidance and mentorship since I joined the team in 2019,” said Ms. Battiston. “As the owner and operator of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Nieuport Aviation plays a vital role in connecting passengers to a world of possibilities and connecting our communities to a brighter future. I’m excited to continue contributing to these important objectives in this new role and thankful for the opportunity.”

About Nieuport Aviation

Nieuport Aviation is the owner and operator of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Backed by Canadian and international pension funds and supported by significant international expertise in managing aviation operations, we are committed to world-class customer service for the millions of customers using the airport. In addition to managing the passenger terminal, Nieuport Aviation offers passengers a free bus shuttle service between the airport and downtown Toronto, helping to provide a seamless travel experience. For more information, please visit Since acquiring the airport terminal, Nieuport has invested $60 million in upgrades, recently opening the Aspire Business Lounge for Canadian travellers. Nieuport is further investing in the development of the US Customs pre-clearance facility, to be opened in 2025. For more information, please visit


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