Sarah McSwiney

Sarah McSwiney

Senior Manager of Engineering Strategy and Operations, Boeing Defence Australia

Sarah McSwiney is the Senior Manager of Engineering Strategy and Operations for Boeing Defence Australia. Prior to this Sarah held various engineering and management roles for the past 17 years at Boeing, most recently as the Composites Technology Manager at Boeing Research and Technology Australia, leading a team in Resin Infusion material and process development and helping guide the Enterprise Resin Infusion Roadmap. Sarah previously led the liaison engineering team across all programs at Boeing Aerostructures Australia, and prior to that she worked as a design engineer and an liaison engineer both in Melbourne and Seattle. 

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company directors, Sarah is also the Chair of industry body Aviation/Aerospace Australia and Kilvington Grammar, is on the industry advisory board for Aerospace Engineering at Monash University and Chairs the Sir Lawrence Wackett Defence and Aerospace Centre industry advisory board at RMIT University. Sarah holds an Executive MBA from Monash University and a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Hons) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. 

Sarah is passionate about gender equality and encouraging more young women into STEM careers, and the sustainability of the Aviation and Aerospace industry in Australia.

Important Dates and Events

Call for abstracts open

20 May 2022

Call for abstracts close

01 Aug 2022

Notification of abstract acceptance

08 Aug 2022

Early bird registrations open

12 Aug 2022

Paper submission deadline

01 Nov 2022

Early bird registrations close

25 Nov 2022

Standard registrations open

26 Nov 2022

Notification of paper acceptance

20 Jan 2023

AIAC20 Day 1

27 Feb 2023

AIAC20 Day 2

28 Feb 2023

Avalon Airshow

01 Mar 2023