Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

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.