Airservices Australia appoints Margaret Staib as chief executive

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Airservices Australia has appointed AVM Margaret Staib as its new chief executive.

Staib will assume the position on 15 October, taking over from acting chief executive Andrew Clark, says Anthony Albanese, the country's minister for infrastructure and transport.

Prior to her appointment at Airservices, Staib served as commander at the defence force's joint logistics command. She also served as director general of the force's strategic logistics branch.

"AVM Staib's appointment comes at the right time for Airservices Australia with the organisation delivering a five-year, A$1 billion [$1.04 billion] capital expenditure programme, which is replacing and upgrading vital air traffic infrastructure, and improving aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services," says Albanese.

Airservices Australia is the country's air traffic control services provider, and provides rescue and fire fighting services at the major airports in Australia.