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Medicines Australia welcomes appointment of Freight Controller

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Media Release

Medicines Australia welcomes the appointment of Air Vice-Marshal Margaret Staib AM CSC (Ret’d) to the newly created position of Freight Controller within the Government’s International Freight Assistance Mechanism.

“We are extremely pleased with the appointment of Air Vice-Marshal Staib and further recognition by Government on the importance of international freight for the movement of vital medicines and medical equipment during the COVID-19 crisis,” says Elizabeth de Somer, CEO Medicines Australia.

“Maintaining international airfreight arrivals and access to global supply chains of vital medicines is a critical priority for the pharmaceutical industry. While we are working tirelessly to ensure our medicines continue to arrive into Australia, via international airfreight and commercial flights, we are extremely grateful for the significant support and leadership Government is providing.

“This must be a collaborative effort in these difficult times and we welcome Air Vice-Marshal Staib to the critical leadership position of Freight Controller and the significant experience she brings in domestic and international aviation and logistics,” says Ms de Somer.

“We look forward to working actively alongside government on the nation’s recovery both from a health and economic perspective as we navigate the road-out of COVID-19.”

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More information – Natalie Wimmer – nwimmer@medaus.com.au –  0450 728 660

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