Uber has announced Natalie Malligan as the Head of Uber Air for Australia, a role in which she will be responsible for making Uber’s ambitious urban aviation plans a reality.
She previously worked in the company’s ridesharing business as head of cities for Australia and New Zealand and took the new job after being approached the lead on Uber Air.
Australia will be the first international market outside of the United States for Uber Air, with Melbourne being selected as the third official pilot city alongside Dallas and Los Angeles.
The plan is for commercial operations to commence from 2023.
As leader of the Uber Air Melbourne pilot, Malligan will be in charge of getting a fully scaled operation off the ground in partnership with the Victorian Government, Melbourne Airport, federal aviation agencies, and local communities.
She commented on how launching Uber Air is going to be a lengthy journey but confirms she is committed for the long-haul.