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AVM (Ret'd) Margaret Staib AM CSC, GAICD

ASPI Council member

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Margaret Staib is a Council Member of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, non-executive director of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, the Australian Royal Aeronautical Society, and member of the Industry Advisory Board for the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University. Margaret was recently appointed as Chair of the Strategic Defence Advisory Board to the Chief Minister of the NT and the Northern Territory Defence and National Security Advocate.

Margaret is a Certified Practicing Logistician, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and is a member of the RAAF Active Reserve.

Margaret commenced her professional career as a military logistician with the Australian Air Force, after completing a Business Degree at the University of South Queensland.  Her military service included an exchange with the United States Air Force in the Pentagon, Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy, and in 2009 she was promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal and assumed the role of Commander Joint Logistics Australian Defence Force.  

From the Air Force, Margaret continued her executive career as the CEO and Managing Director of Air Services Australia; the air navigation, and air traffic management organisation for Australia.  There, she led significant transformation in air safety, air navigation technology and cultural change.  She has subsequently pursued a career as a Non-Executive Director.

Her expertise is in defence, national security, transport, infrastructure and logistics, aviation and aerospace, cultural change and organisational transformation.

In addition to her business degree, Margaret holds a Master of Business Studies (Logistics) and a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies).  She was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross and is a member of the Order of Australia. She was also a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards (2012) and AFR 100 Women of Influence (2012), and a participant of the 17/18 AICD Chairs Mentoring Program.