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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority comes under the portfolio responsibilities of the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
The Minister appoints the Board and provides the Board with a statement of expectations. The Board is responsible for deciding the objectives, strategies and policies to be followed by CASA and for making sure that CASA performs its functions in a proper, efficient and effective manner.
The Director of Aviation Safety
The Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety manages CASA subject to the directions and policies set by the Board.
Our organisational structure
CASA has moved to a structure which sees most of our functions organised into three work areas – the aviation group, the stakeholder engagement group and the sustainability group. Each group is led by a group manager. Our other branches oversee additional functions such as legal affairs, finance, and strategy and innovation.
Delegates and authorised persons
Under the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 and the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998, CASA may delegate some of its regulatory powers or authorise others to perform specific tasks or functions on its behalf.
For powers that can be delegated, the Director may delegate them to anyone, including a person who is not employed by CASA.
The Director, or his delegate may appoint a person, (including a person who is not employed by CASA), to be an authorised person.
You can find more information about the role of a delegate and authorised person, and how they’re appointed on our delegates and authorised persons page.