In her new role, Catherine will serve on Wisk’s Executive Leadership Team and oversee operations in Australasia and the expansion of Wisk’s presence in the wider APAC region.
MacGowan to oversee Wisk’s key elements in APAC
She will also be responsible for overseeing key existing projects, including Wisk’s airspace integration trial, a leading program that will advance the broader AAM industry, and the company’s social acceptance work in the Asia Pacific region.
In addition to Wisk’s U.S. focus, the Australasia region remains a core element in Wisk’s broader strategy and will play a key role in the company’s growth and go-to-market efforts announced in its recent funding announcement.
“We are excited to have Catherine join our team,” said Gary Gysin, CEO of Wisk.
“Since Wisk’s arrival in New Zealand, our work in this progressive part of the world has made a significant contribution to the development of our all-electric, self-flying air taxi.”
“Catherine’s strong leadership skills and her in-depth understanding of the aerospace environment will be of value to Wisk and our mission to make safe, everyday flight a reality.”
MacGowan, a great addition to Wisk
Catherine MacGowan was excited to take up the new position at Wisk.
“It’s a privilege to be joining Wisk who are pioneering an entirely new way to fly. Wisk’s commitment to safe, sustainable and accessible travel is something that really resonates with me and I’m excited to be part of such a passionate and highly-skilled team.”
Prior to joining Wisk, Catherine was a Group Captain in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and has held several leadership positions across the New Zealand Defence Force. Catherine has also served in a number of senior leadership roles for the New Zealand Government.