President, Boeing Australia
Maureen Dougherty is a member of the US Studies Centre Board of Directors.
Dougherty is president of Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. 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. Appointed in February 2014, Dougherty is based in Sydney, Australia.
A 35 year employee of Boeing, Dougherty previously served as vice president and program manager for the KC-46 Tanker, the Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) surveillance aircraft, and the F-22 fighter programs.
Dougherty is chairperson of The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, a board director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and a member of the Business Council of Australia. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Dougherty 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.