Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Chris Manning appointed ATSB Commissioner

Media Release

WT045/2015

24 February 2015

The Australian Government has appointed Mr Chris Manning as Commissioner with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced the three-year appointment, giving effect to one of the key responses to the Aviation Safety Regulation Review Report.

“Mr Chris Manning's appointment to the ATSB—Australia's independent national transport safety investigation agency—will commence on Monday 9 March 2015,” Mr Truss said.

“Mr Manning is well qualified for the position. He has extensive aviation operational and safety management experience, particularly in his former positions as Qantas Chief Pilot and Group General Manager of Flight Operations.

“The Aviation Safety Regulation Review Report recommended the appointment of an additional ATSB Commissioner with aviation expertise and the Australian Government is making good on this recommendation today.”