Board appointment will help Airservices Australia deliver major reforms

Media Release

DC103/2017

01 May 2017

  • John Weber's appointment enhances board's legal and governance expertise
  • Appointment timely as Airservices undertakes a major infrastructure program and replaces its air traffic management system.

The Australian Government has appointed John Weber to the Board of Airservices Australia for a three-year term, bolstering the authority's public sector governance and legal expertise.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said Mr Weber previously worked extensively in the transport sector.

“In his previous legal roles, Mr Weber has provided advice to major Commonwealth departments, government business enterprises and the Auditor-General's Office,” Mr Chester said.

“That experience will be invaluable to the board as it continues to guide Airservices' delivery of safe and efficient air traffic and aviation rescue and fire fighting services to the industry and the community.

“Airservices is moving to replace its air traffic management system as part of a major capital expenditure program of more than $1 billion over the next five years.

“The program includes investment in critical air traffic infrastructure, facilities and services to enhance the safety, efficiency and capacity of the Australian air traffic network to meet anticipated continuing growth in the Australian aviation industry.

“Mr Weber's skills will complement the existing board members in oversighting Airservices delivery of this program.”

More information about Airservices Australia is available at: www.airservicesaustralia.com.