Boeing Australia Holdings Board Members

  • Maureen Dougherty

    Director – appointed February 2014

    Maureen Dougherty was named President of Boeing Australia & South Pacific in February 2014.  She is the senior company leader in the Oceania region and coordinates all Boeing activities, leads government relations and directs the implementation of Boeing’s strategy to expand its local presence and grow the business. Dougherty is based in Sydney, Australia, and reports to Shep Hill, president of Boeing International and senior vice president of Business Development and Strategy.  Previously, Dougherty served as vice president and program manager for the KC-46A Tanker program, a program within Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Boeing Military Aircraft business unit. In this role, she led multiple Boeing teams in the design and development of the KC-46A, the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation aerial refuelling tanker.  Before this assignment, Dougherty served as vice president and program manager, Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C).  She also served as vice president for the F-22 program, an advanced tactical fighter jointly built by Boeing and Lockheed Martin. 

    Throughout her 30-year career, Dougherty has held a variety of engineering and program leadership positions on missile, fighter, bomber and military commercial derivative aircraft programs. She has a broad technical background in structures, avionics, systems and test engineering and has managed programs through development, production and sustainment. 

    Dougherty is a member of the Business Council of Australia, President of The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia and sits on the President’s Council of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  She earned her master’s degree in engineering from the University of Washington, where she studied as a Boeing Company Systems Engineering Fellow. She received her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

  • Mark Asplund

    Mark Asplund is Global Law Affairs Regional Counsel for Australia and Southeast Asia. He is based in Sydney, Australia. Asplund manages and supports Enterprise legal affairs for the region which includes Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. From 2008 to 2010 Asplund was Regional Counsel for India, the Middle East and Africa. From 2005 to 2008 he was Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Counsel providing legal advice and support across the Enterprise. Prior to joining Boeing in 2005, Asplund practiced law privately and was also Senior In-house Corporate Counsel for Texaco Inc. Asplund holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Cornell University Law School and undergraduate degrees in English, Political Science and Portuguese from Brigham Young University.

  • Phil Bleser

    Director-appointed 7 August 2012

    Phil Bleser is the Director of Finance for Boeing Aerostructures Australia (BAA) and Chief Financial Officer for Boeing Australia Holdings. Bleser was appointed Director of Finance for BAA in May 2010 and added the role of Chief Financial Officer for Boeing Australia Holdings in 2012. Prior to these appointments, Bleser was Senior Manager of Financial Planning for the 777 Program. Prior to that assignment, he was the Senior Manager of Financial Integration for the 747-8 Development Program. Since joining Boeing in 1997, Bleser has also held finance management positions with 747/767 Engineering, Electrical Systems Responsibility Center and Interiors Responsibility Center. Bleser had also held a program assignment on the 767- 200XC Tanker Program. Bleser holds a bachelors degree in Finance from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a certificate in Project Management from the University of Washington in Seattle.

  • Ross Bogue

    Director-appointed 22 April 2009

    Ross Bogue is vice president and general manager of Boeing Fabrication, an operation of about 14,000 employees that serves as the largest supplier to Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this role, Bogue leads the largest consolidated operation in the world dedicated to engineering and manufacturing aerospace parts, tools and assemblies. With headquarters in Auburn, Wash., Boeing Fabrication operates parts manufacturing plants in Frederickson, Renton and Everett, Wash; Portland, Ore; Salt Lake City, Utah; Winnipeg, Canada; and Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Prior to his current assignment, Bogue served as vice president and general manager of the 747 Program, leading the team developing the 747-8 Freighter and the 747-8 passenger version, the Intercontinental, and producing the 747-400. He concurrently served as the Everett site leader, responsible for maintaining customer and community relationships, meeting airplane delivery commitments and ensuring the safety and security of employees, the Everett plant, its property and equipment. Bogue earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Puget Sound in 1979, and a Master’s in Management as a Sloan Fellow from Stanford University in 1995. He is a 1991 graduate of the Executive Education Program at the Joseph B. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Bogue serves on several boards – including the Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Seminar at the University of Washington – and is a Seattle Children’s Hospital Quality Committee member.

  • David Neil Crouch

    Director-appointed 20 April 2008

    David Crouch is Managing Director of Aviall Australia Pty Limited and Aviall New Zealand Pty Limited. Aviall is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is one of the world’s largest providers of new aviation parts and related aftermarket operations. Crouch oversees the Australian and New Zealand operations of Aviall, which has facilities in Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland. He joined Aviall in 1998 and was appointed a Director of the company in November 2003. Boeing acquired Aviall in September 2006. Crouch graduated from the University of Ballarat and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA. Prior to joining Aviall he was a partner at Peat Marwick, which shortly after that time merged to form KPMG.

  • Michael W. Dickinson

    Managing Director, Boeing Aerostructures Australia

    Mike Dickinson is managing director of Boeing Aerostructures Australia (BAA). He is responsible for leading design and manufacturing operations that produce airplane components for the 787 Dreamliner and other Boeing commercial airplanes.
    BAA employs more than 1,300 people at the Fishermans Bend site in Melbourne. The Boeing Fabrication business unit’s core capabilities cover research and development, design, test, fabrication and assembly of components using advanced composite materials. Primarily a producer of flight control surfaces, BAA is the sole source supplier of the 787 moveable trailing edge, 737 aileron, 747 moveable leading edge, and 777 cove lip door, elevator and rudder.
    Between 2011 and 2013, he was the 787 director of Supplier Management for the Wing & Gear Lifecycle Product Team, where he managed program performance of structures suppliers in Japan, Korea, Austria, Canada, Australia and the United States.
    Since 2003, Dickinson has held numerous management positions in the 787 program in a range of disciplines including product and technology development, manufacturing, quality and supplier management. His roles included 787 director of Supplier Management for Boeing in Israel and director of the 787 Production Integration Center, where he developed an integrated, real-time operations center for the 787 Dreamliner global production system to monitor the worldwide team of 787 partners.
    Before joining the 787 program, Dickinson held management positions with the Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology Development organizations on the 767, 757 and Sonic Cruiser airplane programs. He was a tool design engineer during the start-up of the 777 program in Japan and on the B-2 bomber program, A6 re-wing and other restricted military programs. Dickinson graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology with two Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering technology and industrial management. He later received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

  • Andrew John Duggan

    Director - appointed 8 December 2010

    Andrew Duggan has been the Managing Director Insitu Pacific Australia since July 2009. Prior to this he was the Senior Manager Unmanned Systems Operations managing Boeing Defence Australia’s Unmanned Systems focused business from January 2007 through to the transition to Insitu Pacific in 2009. Duggan joined Boeing Australia in 2000 and served initially as an Operations Analyst in the System Analysis Laboratory working on projects such as Air 87 (Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter) , Air 6000 (Replacement Fighter) and Sea 4000 (Air Warfare Destroyer). Duggan then moved into a Business Development Manager role and worked on JP-129 (Tactical UAS) and as Capture Team Lead on AATTS (Rotary Wing Training) before forming the new Advanced Unmanned Systems group in 2005, where he led the development of the initial ScanEagle contract for the Australian Army. After the initial contract for ScanEagle was signed in October 2006, Duggan was appointed Senior Manager Unmanned Systems Operations in 2007 to manage BDA’s Unmanned Systems focused business. He has an excellent background in the development and analysis of requirements related to Unmanned Aerial Systems. Duggan graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Economics and then from the Royal Military College, Duntroon as an Australian Army Officer. He spent six years serving in the Australian Army in Intelligence Corps with a significant portion of this time spent serving in Electronic Warfare roles.

  • Kim Gillis

    Director-appointed 14 September 2011

    Kim Gillis is vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia. In this role, Gillis is responsible for all Boeing Defence Australia businesses and functions at the organisation’s 15 sites across the country and four international locations. His duties include the establishment and execution of new and existing programs, achieving corporate objectives, and implementing corporate strategies that position Boeing’s defence activities in Australia for continued success. Gillis joined Boeing in 2010 as chief operating officer of International Operations and Compliance for BDS. In 2011 Gillis was appointed Boeing Defence Australia’s chief operating officer. Prior to Boeing, Gillis was general manager systems for the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO). Gillis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a major in legal studies from University of Canberra. He is a qualified Master Project Director (AIPM) and a Master Mariner. Gillis also is the founder and sponsor of Queensland University of Technology Executive Masters in Complex Project Management Program and International Centre for Complex Project Management.

  • Keith Joshi

    Director-appointed 13 Feb 13

    Keith Joshi was appointed to the role of Director, Jeppesen Australia in February 2013. Joshi has oversight for Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen’s Australian operations by offering customer focused and trusted navigational solutions to customers throughout the country. Joshi joined The Boeing Company in 1999 after the acquisition of Preston, which was then integrated to form Jeppesen Australia in 2005. Joshi’s experience in software development, including having responsibility for all software development within Jeppesen Australia has seen him provide technical assistance to a variety of Boeing programs. He has a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Liverpool as well as a tertiary background in Mathematics and Physics. 

  • Michael G Kramer

    Director-appointed 15 May 2013

  • Matthew Robert Mackenzie

    Director-appointed 8 December 2010

    Matthew Mackenzie is the Senior Manager Campus Operations for Boeing’s Training & Flight Services business unit in Australia. He is responsible for Boeing’s flight training campuses located in Australia including the main centre in Brisbane, and the other centres located in Melbourne, Sydney and Williamtown. Mackenzie started his career in 1996 by joining the Royal Australian Air Force. He underwent training to become an Air Defence Officer and was thereafter posted to several ground based Control and Reporting Units in Australia. In 2003 he joined Boeing Defence Australia to assist in the development of the 737AEW&C Mission Crew and Flight Crew Training Programs and eventually led the Training Services Delivery Team for the follow-on through life support contract for Project Wedgetail. In 2010 Mackenzie was then selected to lead Boeing Training & Flight Services in Australia. Mackenzie has a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Computer Systems, and also holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS.

  • William (Bill) John Profilet

    Director-appointed 8 December 2010

    William J. Profilet (Bill) is Vice President Australia Business Development for Boeing Defence, Space and Security (BDS) in Canberra Australia. Bill has business development and customer relations responsibilities for BDS programs in Australia. His previous position was serving as a Campaign Team Leader and International Business Development director responsible for development and execution of international strategies for Global Security Systems. Prior to this position, Bill was director of International Industrial Participation and Alliances, responsible for implementing industrial programs associated with BDS sales in multiple regions. Additionally, Bill served as the International Business Development lead for Boeing Weapons Programs and was manager of Business Development for Southern Europe. He previously served in Industrial Participation as a manager in the Middle East region. Bill also worked in engineering roles on the Tomahawk and F/A-18 Programs before joining Business Development. Profilet was an officer in the United States Navy Submarine Force prior to joining Boeing and is retired from the Naval Reserve. Profilet completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Washington University in 1995, specialising in International Business. His undergraduate degree was in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois - Urbana in 1984.

  • Christina Reese

    Director-appointed 8 December 2010

    Christina Reese (Christy) is Sales Director Asia Pacific & India sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) and is responsible for sales in Australia and New Zealand, working with customers Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand. Previously Reese served as the Sales Director for North America and Canada. From 2006 to 2008 Reese was Deputy Vice President/Business Director of sales for leasing and asset management where she worked with aircraft leasing companies around the world.   Reese has also held positions at Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC) arranging, structuring and providing financing to assist in the sale and delivery of Boeing products and services and in contracts managing business transactions and relationships with a significant number of airline lessors and airlines. Reese holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California (USC).

  • Dara Schmidt

    Director-appointed 13 February 2013