Mick Kinley appointed new CEO of AMSA

Media Release


27 August 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced the appointment of Mick Kinley as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

“As Chief Executive of AMSA, Mr Kinley will take on responsibility for maritime safety, combatting ship-based pollution, and coordinating maritime and aviation search and rescue operations,” Mr Truss said.

“Mr Kinley has extensive experience in the maritime sector, starting his career as an engineer cadet with BHP Transport and sailing with the BHP fleet before undertaking various shore-based roles.

“In 1994 he joined AMSA as a marine surveyor. He has held a number of senior positions since, including Manager of Ship Inspections and General Manager of Maritime Operations.”

Mr Truss said Mr Kinley had been a Deputy Chief Executive Officer in AMSA since 2008, and his vast experience and depth of knowledge will be vital in taking over the Chief Executive role.

“Mr Kinley is very qualified for this position, holding an Australian Chief Engineer Class 1 Certificate, a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Bachelor of Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies,” Mr Truss said.

“Former AMSA Chief Executive Officer Graham Peachey left in May this year after seven years at the helm. I wish Mr Peachey and his family all the best for the future.

“I am confident Mr Kinley will be warmly welcomed to his new position by the maritime sector.”

AMSA is a statutory authority established under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990.