Section head maintenance personnel licencing
Permissions application centre, maintenance personnel licencing, Canberra
I started with CASA in 2010 as a maintenance specialist and now lead a team of highly specialised and professional individuals that carry out all aspects of maintenance personnel licencing and training functions within CASA.
The work ranges from desktop licence and training approvals to onsite surveillance of training providers. In recent years - with the introduction of the CASA regulatory reform agenda - I have been involved in driving changes in this area related to maintenance personnel licencing and training. I have found the work challenging, pushing my boundaries on occasion and rewarding at the same time.
There are several reasons why I joined CASA. I believe and want to contribute to the work this organisation strives for and contribute to maintain Australia's high level of aviation safety in the international community. I wanted to work in an environment which is rewarding and can make a difference yet is still challenging (every day presents different challenges which makes the work interesting).
I have been fortunate since I have joined CASA, as the opportunities have been presented to gain recognition for my efforts and commitment. This has been evident by the position I currently hold.
I guess a standout has been engaging and meeting other like-minded individuals internally and externally and developing partnerships in the areas of my responsibility. CASA has also provided me with the opportunity to expand and broaden on my knowledge of the aviation community.
I am looking forward in a career with CASA as the organisation transforms to meet current and future challenges.