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The Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety
The CEO/Director of Aviation Safety (DAS) is responsible for managing CASA subject to the directions of, and in accordance with policies determined by the Board. The CEO/DAS is also responsible for implementing the objectives, strategies and policies decided by the Board and, in consultation with the Board, developing and articulating CASA’s corporate goals and practices. The CEO/DAS supports the Board’s efforts to ensure that CASA performs its functions in a proper, efficient and effective manner, and complies with directions given by the Minister under section 12B of the Civil Aviation Act 1988.
The Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety - Mr Shane Carmody
Mr Shane Carmody was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety on 7 June 2017. Shane had been acting in the role from October 2016.
Prior to this, Shane’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.
Shane 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.
Mr Carmody studied Bahasa Indonesia at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business Administration from Monash University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Shane Carmody career highlights
2016 - Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
2014 – 2016 Chief Operating Officer Department of Veterans’ Affairs
2009-2014 – Deputy President Repatriation Commission
2006-2009 – Deputy CEO Strategy and Support Civil Aviation Safety Authority
2001-2006 – Deputy Secretary Department of Defence