Aviation Australia Announces Glenn Ryan as New Chief Executive Officer

Aviation Australia Announces Glenn Ryan as New Chief Executive Officer

Brisbane Qld., 26 February 2024. Aviation Australia, the leading provider of aviation education solutions, is delighted to announce Glenn Ryan as its new Chief Operating Officer (CEO). Elsa Dalessio was the Chair of Aviation Australia when she made the announcement.

Glenn Ryan has rich experience and an impressive career in the commercial and military sectors. Glenn Ryan led Australia’s largest training program as the Director General of the Executive Training Authority for the Australian Army. His varied background includes important positions like Chief of Staff, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Instructor at 1st Recruit Training Battalion. Glenn’s time at Westpac Banking Corporation was a great example of his adaptability. Glenn’s remarkable career has received prestigious awards, including the United States Meritorious Service Medal and being named a Member of the Order of Australia.

Elsa Dalessio’s statement highlighted Glenn’s leadership and exceptional abilities, highlighting his role in steering Aviation Australia into a new age of growth and success. The organization is in a transformational phase, with a renewed emphasis on innovation and strategic progress. Glenn has a proven track record in driving performance improvements within complex environments. Elsa said that his expertise in improving systems, processes, and teams is perfectly aligned with Aviation Australia’s commitments to excellence and innovation.

Elsa acknowledged the pivotal role played by Bill Horrock, outgoing CEO of Aviation Australia. Under his leadership, the company expanded internationally and cemented its position as Australia’s leading aviation provider.

Aviation Australia offers specialized training programs in aircraft maintenance engineering and piloting. It also provides cabin crew services and remote piloting. The company is registered with CASA and EASA. The company also actively collaborates on government-funded training initiatives, such as the Queensland Government Funded Gateway to Industry School Program for Aerospace and the VET in Schools Program. It also partners with leaders in the industry to address skills shortages. This is exemplified by upcoming projects like the Qantas Engineering Academy, which are scheduled for Brisbane and Melbourne.

Glenn Ryan said, “I’m honoured to be joining Aviation Australia as its new CEO.” “I am looking forward to working with Aviation Australia and the aviation industry to drive innovation, promote growth, and maintain our commitment to excellence in training aviation.”

Lance McCallum, Minister of Employment and Small Business and Minister of Training and Skills Development:

Queensland Training and Skills Minister Lance McCallum has said that aviation is a critical part of the Queensland economy.

“The State’s aviation industry is growing and it relies on the availability of a workforce that is skilled, ready for work, and able to do so,” McCallum stated.

The Miles Government has partnered up with Aviation Australia to provide exactly this through our Gateway to Industry Schools program and VET in Schools.

“I look forward to strengthening the partnership we have with Aviation Australia in order to inspire and train a new generation of Queensland aviation professionals.”

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