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Civil Aviation Safety Authority CEO

Media Release

DC097/2016

25 August 2016

The Chairman of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Mr Jeff Boyd, has advised the Government today of the resignation of the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety Mr Mark Skidmore AM.

Mr Skidmore has had a distinguished career in the service of this nation. He served with the RAAF for more than 30 years including as Air Commander Australia. In recognition of his service, in 2010 he was appointed as member of the Order of Australia.

The CASA Board will now conduct a world-wide search to fill this important role.

Australia has one of the safest skies in the world and this is due to the important work of CASA in partnership with the aviation sector.

CASA has undergone significant change under the stewardship of Mr Skidmore as the organisation works through the recommendations required in response to the 2014 Aviation Safety Regulation Review.

I remain focused on working with the Board and staff of CASA, in partnership with industry, to maintain and enhance our safety record and, just as importantly to support a viable aviation industry.

I would like to thank Mr Skidmore for his service and wish him all the best in the future.