Chris Manning appointed ATSB Commissioner

Media Release


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.”