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Appointment of Acting Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Date of publication: 
1 September 2016

The Chairman of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Mr Jeff Boyd today announced the appointment of Mr Shane Carmody as the Acting Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety for CASA.

"Mr Carmody brings a wealth of aviation experience and knowledge to the role and will provide the appropriate leadership and stability as CASA continues to deliver the organisational transformation program," Mr Boyd said.

"Mr Carmody joins CASA at a time when the organisation has undergone a period of significant change with the major restructure of the organisation and a renewed focus on stakeholder engagement and collaboration to deliver improved aviation safety outcomes.

"A number of improvements including the development and implementation of CASA’s new regulatory philosophy and just culture throughout the organisation will continue to be delivered."

Mr Carmody is currently a Deputy Secretary at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development where he leads the key portfolio areas of Aviation and Airports, Office of Transport Security, the Western Sydney Unit and Local Government and Territories.

Mr Carmody previously worked at CASA from October 2006 to May 2009 in the role of Deputy CEO Strategy and Support. He has had an extensive career in the public service including a number of executive positions in Veterans Affairs and Defence.

His appointment follows the resignation of Mr Mark Skidmore on 26 August 2016. Mr Skidmore will continue as CEO and DAS until October 2016 to allow for a hand-over to Mr Carmody.

The domestic and international recruitment process to select a new CEO is now underway.

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Taryn Bevege
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