The CASA Board is appointed by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
The Board is responsible for deciding the objectives, strategies and policies to be followed by CASA and for ensuring that CASA performs its functions in a proper, efficient and effective manner.
Mr Jeffrey Boyd - Chair
First appointed: 1 July 2014
Mr Jeff Boyd has qualifications as a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer (LAME), commercial pilot, and company director.
Mr Boyd commenced his career in aviation in the early 1980's as a LAME before qualifying as a commercial pilot and also working as the Chief Engineer with a regional airline. In 1994, with his wife Lara Corry, he gained an air operator's certificate as a charter operator and established Brindabella Airlines. Mr Boyd grew this business to include regular public transport operations, a flying training school and aircraft maintenance and engineering. In 2002 Brindabella Airlines gained Qantas affiliate status and commenced services from Canberra to Newcastle, Albury and Wagga Wagga. Mr Boyd sold Brindabella Airlines in 2011.
In 2008 Mr Boyd was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He has served as a member of the Reserve Bank Small Business Advisory Board, a Director and Chairman of the Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA), Chairman of the RAAA Technical Working Group, a Director of the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame, and a Director of Jetfast Aviation Pty Ltd.
Mr Ian W Smith AM
First appointed: 3 December 2014
Mr Ian Smith has qualifications as a private pilot and extensive experience in the aviation insurance industry. He has been the national manager or a Director of G M Forsaith Aviation Insurance, Aon Aviation Insurance Brokers, and the BMG Aviation Group. From 2007–11 he served as Commissioner on the International Air Services Commission.
Mr Smith is a former Director of the Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) and former Chair of the RAAA Finance and Administration Sub Committee. He is the Chair of the Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia Limited, and a Director of Aviation Development Australia Limited. a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia Limited. The core activity of Aviation Development Australia Limited is to stage the biennial Australian International Air Show at Avalon Airport, Victoria.
Mr Smith has been Airshow Chairman at twelve international airshows held at Avalon, and was the Director of Displays at the1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Airshow held at RAAF Richmond. In 2014 he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his promotion and development of aviation, and to the airshow industry and community.
Ms Anita Taylor
First appointed: 3 December 2014
Ms Anita Taylor is a chartered accountant with mediation, psychology and governance qualifications. She has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). Ms Taylor is also a glider pilot.
Ms Taylor is Chair of the CASA Board Audit Committee. She is also the appointed independent director for Australian Canoeing and Executive Chair of Red Eight Produce. She is an experienced company director, having previously served as Chair of the University of New England controlled entities UNE Life and Sport UNE; as a member of Regional Development Australia – Northern Inland Committee (RDANI) and the RDANI Finance and Audit Committee; as Executive President of the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA) and Chair of the GFA Sports Committee; and as a member of the Air Sports Australia Confederation (FAI) Committee. She has also served on committees of other community and sporting organisations, including public and listed companies.
Ms Taylor and her husband run a superfine merino and angus cattle property in regional New South Wales.
Mr Murray Warfield
First appointed: 3 December 2014
Mr Murray Warfield has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne. He commenced a career in aviation with the RAAF in 1971 and served in Australia and overseas until 1986 as a line pilot, instructor pilot, flight commander and instrument rating examiner on the C130, B707 and KC135.
On leaving the RAAF, Mr Warfield joined Qantas where he captained B707, B767 and B747 aircraft. He was a project pilot on the B747-400, and also served as General Manager Regulatory and Industry Affairs. At Qantas, he set up the operational aspects for Jetstar Asia and assisted with the setup of Jetconnect in New Zealand.
Mr Warfield has previously been a member of CASA's regulatory reform group, and was the founding member and Chairman of ASTRA which developed the world's first ATM strategic plan that was subsequently adopted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and then ICAO. He was appointed by the then Minister for Transport as the airline representative on the Australian GPS Advisory Panel, and the Airservices Implementation Monitoring Committee for Sydney airport.
Mr Warfield has been a member and Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Regional Coordinating Group for IATA, Chairman of the IATA Russian Task Force, and Chairman of the IATA Operations Committee that reported directly to the IATA Board of Governors. He has been a keynote speaker at more than 100 aviation conventions, but counts one of his proudest achievements as being a member of the volunteer team that flew Qantas' first B707 back to Australia.
Ms Philippa Stone
First appointed: 1 October 2015
Ms Philippa Stone has honours degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney. She is a partner of Herbert Smith Freehills which she joined in 1984. At Herbert Smith Freehills Philippa is the Joint Global Head of the firm's Capital Markets group where she specialises in equity raisings and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms Stone has been a guest lecturer at the University of New South Wales on corporate control transactions and at Sydney University on capital markets transactions. She is on the Law Council of Australia's Corporations Law Committee and is a member of the Australian Securities Exchange's Listing Appeals Tribunal. Philippa was a member of the Commonwealth Government's Business Regulation Advisory Group ("BRAG") on the CLERP 9 reforms and other Corporations Law simplification changes.
Ms Stone has been a member of the International Air Services Commission, and prior to that a non-executive director of Airservices Australia.
Ms Cheryl Cartwright
First appointed: 17 April 2017
Cheryl Cartwright has more than three decades' experience in media, politics and industry associations including senior management roles and has a strong focus on strategy and governance, including with not-for-profit boards. Her media experience covers print, radio and television. She has been a political and media adviser in Opposition and in Government and has been Chief of Staff to a senior Cabinet Minister. From 2005 to 2017 she was Chief Executive of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association(APGA), working closely with the APGA board to redefine and energise the association, dramatically increasing its size and influence and raising its profile. She brings to the board comprehensive experience in communications, messaging, strategic planning and corporate governance.
Mr Shane Carmody - The Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety
First appointed: 7 June 2017
Mr Shane Carmody commenced as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety on 7 June 2017.
Mr Carmody's most recent appointment was as Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. In this position his responsibilities included the Office of Transport Security, Aviation and Airports, Local Government and Territories and the Western Sydney Airport project.
Mr Carmody has extensive experience at senior levels in the Australian Public Service. His roles have included Deputy Secretary/Chief Operating Officer at the Department of Veterans' Affairs, Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security and Deputy Secretary Strategy in the Department of Defence, Deputy CEO of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission. He has significant policy, regulatory and business management experience.
Mr Carmody joined the Australian Public Service in 1989 after a 15 year career as an Army Officer, where he served in various Australian and overseas locations.
CASA Board contact
CASA Board Secretariat
PO Box 2005
Canberra ACT 2601