One of the ADF’s most senior female officer, Air Vice Marshal
Margaret Staib has been appointed the new CEO of Airservices Australia.
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
ACM Houston also thanked Andrew Clark for stepping into the role of acting CEO
after the sudden departure of previous CEO Greg Russell.