• Margaret will start work on October 15.
    Margaret will start work on October 15.

One of the ADF’s most senior female officer, Air Vice Marshal Margaret Staib has been appointed the new CEO of Airservices Australia.

She will start work on October 15.

The news was announced by Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, who said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Air Vice-Marshal Margaret Staib who brings over three decades of military experience in aviation, logistics and procurement management to this position.

“Air Vice-Marshal Staib’s appointment comes at the right time for Airservices Australia with the organisation delivering a five-year, $1 billion capital expenditure program, which is replacing and upgrading vital air traffic infrastructure, and improving aerodrome rescue and firefighting service.”

Air Vice-Marshal Staib planned, coordinated and delivered logistics support for ADF operations and exercises overseas and in Australia and played a key role in developing and implementing the $2.4 billion logistics reform program, which was outlined in the 2009 Defence White Paper.

Airservices Chairman, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston (Ret’d), welcomed the appointment.

“Ms Staib has risen to the rank of Air-Vice Marshal over a 30-year career in the military,” he said. “It was the unanimous view of the selection panel that Air Vice Marshal Staib has the background and experience to excel as the CEO of Airservices Australia.

ACM Houston also thanked Andrew Clark for stepping into the role of acting CEO after the sudden departure of previous CEO Greg Russell.

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