New Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner appointed

Media Release

DC066/2016

06 May 2016

Mr Greg Hood has been appointed Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) for a five year term commencing from 1 July 2016.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said Mr Hood would bring extensive experience and leadership skills to the important role.

“Mr Hood has over 30 years’ experience in the transport sector, most recently as Executive General Manager Air Traffic Control at Airservices Australia, which is responsible for managing 11 per cent of the world's airspace,” Mr Chester said.

“Previously, Mr Hood held several senior management positions in the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the national aviation safety regulator, including Executive Manager of the Operations Division.

“This appointment will enable the ATSB to continue to perform its vital role as the national transport safety investigator to the high standards expected by Australians.

“I would like to thank Mr Martin Dolan for the leadership he has provided to the ATSB over the past seven years as Chief Commissioner, a period coinciding with strong growth and increasing diversity in the transport sector,” Mr Chester said.

For more information on the Australian Transport Safety Bureau visit http://atsb.gov.au.