|Margaret Mary Staib|
20 December 1962 |
|Service/branch||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Years of service||1981–2012|
|Rank||Air Vice Marshal|
|Commands held||Joint Logistics Command (2009–12)
Australian Defence Force Academy (2009)
|Awards||Member of the Order of Australia
Conspicuous Service Cross
Meritorious Service Medal (United States)
|Other work||CEO, Air Services Australia (2012–15)|
Air Vice Marshal Margaret Mary Staib, AM, CSC (born 20 December 1962) is a former Chief Executive Officer of Airservices Australia and a former senior officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
Margaret Staib was born in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, on 20 December 1962. She was educated at Merici College, joined the RAAF in 1981 as an Officer Cadet and completed a Bachelor of Business at the University of Southern Queensland in 1983.
Staib was initially posted to RAAF Darwin as the Assistant Facilities Officer. Much of her early RAAF career involved base level logistics, stock control and provisioning with postings to 2 Stores Depot and 486 Squadron.
In the mid 1990s Staib served as the Personal Staff Officer to the Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command and then the newly formed joint service Commander Support Command. During this time she completed a Masters of Business Logistics through the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Staib was posted to the Pentagon between 1998 and 2000 on exchange with the United States Air Force working on strategic procurement initiatives with industry, supply chain integration and technology. This service was recognised with the United States Meritorious Service Medal.
Between 2002 and 2005 Staib was the Director of Planning and Logistics – Air Force and in 2005 attended the Australian Defence College gaining a Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies from Deakin University.
Staib was commended for exceptional service as the Director of Logistics Support Agency – Air Force and as Director General Strategic Logistics, Joint Logistics Command. In 2009 she spent a year as the Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy.
In 2009 she was promoted to air vice marshal and appointed Commander Joint Logistics Command.
Staib was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for exceptional service to the Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Defence Force in the field of logistics strategic planning as Director of Logistics Support Agency – Air Force and Director General Strategic Logistics, Joint Logistics Command.
On 11 September 2012 it was announced that Staib was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Airservices Australia. On 31 July 2015 it was announced that Staib would resign as CEO with effect from 10 August. Staib was thanked for her service in the media release by Sir Angus Houston.
Honours and awards
|Member of the Order of Australia (AM)||Awarded 26 January 2009|
|Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)||Awarded 12 June 2000|
|Defence Force Service Medal with 3 clasps||30 years service|
|Australian Defence Medal|
|Meritorious Service Medal (United States)|||
Staib was awarded the 2011 Smart Supply Chain Conference Outstanding Contribution to Supply Chain Management in Australia award.
- Air Vice Marshals of the RAAF
- VCDF Group Biography of the Joint Logistics Commander
- "New CEO of Airservices Australia" (Press release). Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. 11 September 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
- It's an Honour – Conspicuous Service Cross – 20 June 2000
- It's an Honour – Member of the Order of Australia – 26 January 2009
- Higgins, Ean (1 August 2015). "Airservices chief Margaret Staib quits early". The Australian. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
Brigadier Wayne Goodman
|Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy
Commodore Bruce Kafer