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Airservices Australia appoints two new board members


CANBERRA (Airservices Australia) - The Australian Government Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Warren Truss, today, announced two appointments to the board of Airservices Australia. Air Vice Marshal Roxley McLennan AM has been appointed to the Airservices board and Ms Christine Goode PSM as been appointed Deputy Chair.

"Air Vice Marshal McLennan's appointment follows the decision by outgoing Deputy Chair of the board, Air Marshal Leslie Fisher AO to retire two months early.

"Air Marshal Fisher had been a highly-dedicated board member.

"On behalf of the Australian Government I would like to thank Air Marshal Fisher for his dedicated service to the Airservices Board. In particular I would like to recognise, and personally extend my appreciation for the additional work he undertook during a lengthy period as Acting Chair."

Mr Truss said Air Marshal Fisher's replacement brings considerable aviation knowledge and experience to the Board through a long and distinguished career in the Royal Australian Air Force.

"Air Vice Marshal McLennan's career has included distinguished service in East Timor and he was appointed Deputy Chief of Air Force prior to his retirement."

Mr Truss also offered his congratulations to Christine Goode on her appointment as Deputy Chair of Airservices Australia.

"Ms Goode was first appointed to the Airservices Board in January 2005 and she has had a long and illustrious career in the public sector with extensive experience at the senior executive level in transport, communications and management.

"I welcome Air Vice Marshal McLennan to the Board and I thank Ms Goode for agreeing to assume the duties of the Deputy Chair of Airservices. I look forward to working with both Ms Goode and Air Vice Marshal McLennan in the future," he said.

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