About GreenSkies

GreenSkies is an initiative by Aviation/Aerospace Australia to promote action on sustainability in the aviation, aerospace, and space sectors in Australia. GreenSkies aims to bring together leading organisations to facilitate solution-focused discussions, collaborations, projects, events, and networking opportunities.

To help structure this initiative, relevant key issues identified by A/AA GreenSkies Committee will be used to create a calendar of events. These events will be designed to help Australian institutions, corporate partners, and SMEs within A/AA to create a network for individuals and organisations, connecting with industry peers, inspiring future generations to join the industry, and promoting sustainability in all facets of their careers.

A/AA is proud to have taken a leading role in celebrating and promoting sustainability across far-reaching capabilities and the GreenSkies initiative is designed to help industry work together for a more sustainable future.


  • Create a framework for members to network and engage on issues relating to the sustainability and future of aviation, aerospace, and space sectors in Australia
  • Encourage organisations to establish, and individuals to seek out, sustainable career pathways as workforces transform
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and organisations in creating white papers tackling key issues
  • Raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of sustainability in the aviation, aerospace, and space sectors
  • Provide support and professional development opportunities for those already working in the sector
  • Support small and medium businesses in addressing sustainability challenges within their capabilities



  • Heidi Hauf | Chair, GreenSkies Committee at Aviation/Aerospace Australia


  • Shannon O'Hara | Non-Executive Director at Aviation/Aerospace Australia & Legal Counsel – Aviation at QBE Insurance Australia Pacific


  • Greg Barsby | Managing Director at QinetiQ Australia
  • Marta Braconi | Sustainability Manager at Virgin Australia
  • Aries Calonzo | Head of Sales – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands at Cirium
  • Tony Carolan | Business Development Manager, Aerostructures at Marand Precision Engineering
  • Tom Caska | Chief Executive Officer at Aerologix
  • Bruce Connolly | Manager Investment & Transition, Regional City Strategy & Transition at Latrobe Regional Airport
  • Gordon Chakaodza | Director of Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) at Swinburne University of Technology
  • Dr Adriano Di Pietro | Director, Aerostructures Innovation Research Hub | AIR Hub at Swinburne University of Technology
  • Dr Daniel Edgington-Mitchell | Course Director, Aerospace Engineering at Monash University
  • Paul Ferguson | Chief Executive Officer at Moorabbin Airport Corporation
  • Dr Annie Liang | Senior Lecturer, STEM College, School of Engineering at RMIT University
  • Dylan McGrath | Head of Partnerships at MicroTau
  • Michael Nas | Principal at Bennett - Litigation and Commercial Law
  • Franck Nicolas | Senior Manager Engineering at Airbus Australia Pacific
  • Professor Jennifer Palmer | Associate Dean, Aerospace & Aviation, School of Engineering at RMIT University
  • Jessica Rudd | Sustainability Manager at Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • Sabina Todd | Regional General Manager & Vice President, APAC at Envirosuite
  • Deborah Vega | Risk & Compliance Manager at Lovitt Technologies Australia
  • Mark Wagstaff | General Manager Air, Information & Space at Nova Systems