New appointment to AMSA Board

Media Release


12 September 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced the appointment of Mr Michael Taylor AO to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board.

“This appointment will enhance AMSA's role in the provision of support and commercial services to the Australian maritime industry, including setting and regulating standards for navigation, safety and protecting the marine environment,” Mr Truss said.

“AMSA is also responsible for operating marine navigation aids and performing aviation and maritime search and rescues.

“Mr Taylor brings to this role his extensive experience in the maritime transport regulation sector, including as Secretary of the then Department of Infrastructure Transport, Regional Development and Local Government between 2004 and 2009.

“He has also previously led the Australian Government Agriculture Department and held Secretary appointments across several Victorian Government departments since 1992.”

Mr Truss said Mr Taylor's depth of experience and knowledge would be integral to ensure AMSA can achieve its vision of safe shipping, clean seas and saving lives.

“In a broad range of work across various sectors, Mr Taylor is well recognised for his commitment to reform and outstanding work in various government roles,” he said.

“I am sure the Australian maritime industry will warmly welcome Mr Taylor to his new role.”

Mr Taylor has been appointed to the AMSA Board for a period of three years.

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