Maureen 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 in the region.
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 US 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). AEW&C is a state-of-the art system providing powerful airborne surveillance, communications and battle management. 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 president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, member of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council Leadership Group, the Business Council of Australia, and is on the Chairman’s Panel of The Great Barrier Reef Foundation. 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.