Airservices Australia has appointed a new chair for a three year term.
Mr John Weber was appointed as chair, while Ms Fiona Bulford was re-appointed for a further two years.
“In addition to already having served on the Board as a member and Deputy Chair, Mr Weber brings strong governance and legal experience to the Chair’s role,” Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure said.
“His appointment will provide for strong Board oversight of Airservices’ ongoing major infrastructure investment program in air traffic and aviation rescue and fire-fighting services at our major airports.”
“Ms Balfour has extensive information technology experience which will continue to be valuable as Airservices works with Thales and the Department of Defence on a new national air traffic management system under the OneSKY project,” Mr McCormack said.
“I look forward to working with the new Chair and the Board on ensuring Australia continues to have an air navigation service that continues to meet world’s best-practice standards.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Chair of Airservices, Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Rtd), for his outstanding contribution to the Board of Airservices Australia since his appointment as Chair in 2011.
“During this period, Airservices has continued to safely provide a high standard of air traffic and aviation rescue and fire-fighting services while managing significant growth in demand from the international and domestic aviation industry.”