Chief Executive Officer
EMBA DipAv(ATS) FAICD FRAeS MSP(Adv Practitioner)
Jason Harfield was appointed Airservices Chief Executive Officer on 9 March 2016, having spent the majority of his adult working life with Airservices after beginning his career as a flight data officer in Adelaide in 1989.
Until 2005, Jason held a number of operational management and senior management positions including Australia’s Head Air Traffic Controller and Australian Airspace Regulator as well as operating as a qualified operational air traffic controller.
With more than 25 years of experience in the aviation and air traffic management industry, Jason has been a core member of the Airservices Executive Leadership Team since 2005. His previous roles include General Manager Safety Management, Executive General Manager Air Traffic Control group, and Executive General Manager Future Service Delivery.
As the Executive General Manager Air Traffic Control group, Jason was fundamental to Airservices ongoing operational improvement program. This included leading the introduction of new services, advanced airport capacity and air traffic flow management capabilities, as well as reinvigorating Airservices largest operational workforce. As General Manager Safety Management, Jason was chief advisor to the CEO and Board on safety matters and was accountable for leading the development and application of best practice safety systems and practices across the organisation.
Jason has an EMBA from Melbourne Business School (Mt Eliza), has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and is a Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Registered Advanced Practitioner.
Jason is also a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a private pilot.