New CASA appointment set to deliver on crucial reforms

Media Release

DC141/2016

12 October 2016

Shane Carmody has commenced as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and will progress critical reforms, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said.

“Mr Carmody will act as CEO and Director of Aviation Safety for up to 12 months or until a new CEO is appointed by the CASA Board,” Mr Chester said.

“A domestic and international search for a new CEO is currently underway.

“Mr Carmody's appointment will ensure the aviation safety regulator retains strong leadership as the reforms are finalised.

“As committed during the election, I have reiterated to Mr Carmody the need to complete the implementation of CASA's parts of the Government's response to the Aviation Safety Regulation Review by the end of this year, except where CASA and industry have agreed that implementation should be deferred.

“As Deputy Secretary at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Mr Carmody oversaw several key aviation portfolio areas including the Aviation and Airports Division, the Office of Transport Security and the Western Sydney Unit, and has been working towards delivering the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.

“Mr Carmody has also held the role of Deputy CEO Strategy and Support at CASA, between October 2006 and May 2009.

“Implementation of the important reforms will require CASA to work closely with all sectors of the aviation industry, a role where Mr Carmody's previous experience should prove invaluable,” Mr Chester said.