Ms Melissa Donnelly

Nominee of the President of the ACTU, Member of the Board Governance Committee, Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee

Reappointed 2 May 2020 to 1 May 2023


Nominee of the Chief of Defence Force

  • Director since 2 May 2014
  • Nominee of the Chief of Defence Force
  • Chair of the MilitarySuper Reconsideration Committee
  • Chair of the Defence Force Case Assessment Panel
  • Chair of the Risk Committee
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Director of ARIA Co Pty Ltd

Air Vice-Marshal Staib is a director of QinetiQ Australia (since 2017), a member of the industry advisory boards of C|T Group (since 2018) and the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University (since 2017). She was appointed as the Australian Government Freight Controller in April 2020. She is a member of the Royal Australian Air Force Active Reserve (since 2012), following a distinguished career over three decades in the permanent Air Force. In December 2019, she was appointed to the National Board of Chief Executive Women (CEW), in her capacity as ACT Chapter Chair.

Air Vice-Marshal Staib is a Division Councilor of the Royal Aeronautical Society (Australian division). Her military service included holding the position of Commander Joint Logistics and Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Air Vice-Marshal Staib formerly held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Airservices Australia (2012-2015). She was also a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the Centre for Aeronautical and Aviation Leadership of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2010-2015).

Air Vice-Marshal Staib holds a Bachelor of Business Studies, Master of Business Logistics and Master of Arts in Strategic Studies. She has received the United States Meritorious Service Medal, the Outstanding Contribution to Supply Chain Management in Australia Award and was appointed in 2009 as a member in the Military Division of the Order of Australia. In 2000 Air Vice-Marshal Staib's contribution and leadership in the field of ADF Aviation Inventory Management was recognised when she was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross.

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