CEO to leave Airservices

17 May 2012

Airservices Australia, the national air traffic provider, has announced that its long serving Chief Executive Officer Mr Greg Russell has tendered his resignation.

The Chairman of Airservices Mr David Forsyth said that “Mr Russell has been CEO for almost seven years and during this time he has led an extensive transformation of the organisation”.

“This includes the rebuilding the Airservices asset base with the replacement of radars, communication systems, control towers and fire stations throughout Australia;  the implementation of new satellite based surveillance technology; increased emphasis on training and workforce development; and the commencement of an acquisition process with the Department of Defence for a new jointly operated air traffic system for Australia”.

“Mr Russell has made a major contribution to both Airservices and to aviation in Australia and I wish him well in the next chapter of his career.

“Late last year we began a period of leadership transition at Airservices with a number of planned Board retirements. The organisation is well advanced in the process of selecting a new CEO.

“In the interim, the Board has appointed Mr Andrew Clark, Airservices Chief Financial Officer as Acting CEO.”