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Aviation leaders to gather for Swinburne University summit

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 26, 2015

Swinburne Aviation leadership summit will be held November 10-11 in Melbourne. (Swinburne University)
Swinburne Aviation leadership summit will be held November 10-11 in Melbourne. (Swinburne University)

Swinburne University is bringing together a collection of aviation leaders in its first ever leadership summit.

The two-day event, featuring Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) director of aviation safety Mark Skidmore, Airbus Group Australia Pacific managing director Tony Fraser and Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) chief commissioner Martin Dolan, will be held November 10-11 in Melbourne.

Representatives from Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Austrade, among others, will also be part of the conference.

Airsevices chairman Sir Angus Houston has backed the event and signed on as its patron.

“Events like the Aviation Leadership Summit are timely initiatives that will have far reaching positive consequences for the future sustainability and productivity of our industry,” Houston said.


“Building the capability of our emerging leaders has to be a major priority for the industry and I applaud all those involved in making this happen.”

Previously the Swinburne University annual aviation conference, the event has switched focus in 2015 to turn its attention to “building the leadership capability of the aviation sector throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific” with a program targeted at emerging leaders and high-potential leaders.

Summit chairman Paul Fox said the leadership summit was “not your typical aviation industry conference”.

“The summit aims to challenge and change the status quo in leadership development practices within the aviation sector throughout the Asia Pacific region,” Fox said.

“It is not intended to be a comprehensive stand-alone leadership program in itself, but rather an annual gathering of the industry to provide adequate focus on a topic, which is so critical to the future of the aviation sector.”

More information and registration details can be found on the summit website here.

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