Government announces key aviation safety appointments

Media Release


13 May 2015

Two key aviation safety appointments were announced today by the Australian Government. Sir Angus Houston will continue as Chair on the Board of Airservices Australia and Mr Jeff Boyd will be the new Chair of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Board.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said Sir Angus had been reappointed for two years.

“Sir Angus's performance as Airservices Chair over the last three years and his role in leading the Joint Agency Coordination Centre in the search for MH 370 demonstrate the attributes that will stand the organisation in good stead for the next two years,” Mr Truss said.

“This is particularly important as the Board works towards the harmonisation of the civil and military air traffic management systems in Australia, in conjunction with the Department of Defence.

“Mr Jeff Boyd has been appointed chair of the CASA board for a three-year term.

“Mr Boyd has been Deputy Chair of the Board since July 2014 and brings to the position a wealth of aviation experience in both management and operational roles.

“I look forward to working with Jeff and the new CASA Board as they engage with the Australian aviation industry to implement the Government's response to the Aviation Safety Regulation Review Report.

“Mr Boyd will succeed Dr Alan Hawke AC, who has served on the CASA Board since July 2009.

“I wish to take this opportunity to publicly thank Dr Hawke for his services as chair of the CASA board during a period that has seen strong growth in the international and domestic aviation sectors.

“These appointments will offer both boards proactive leadership in setting, steering and overseeing the strategic direction of each agency to meet current and emerging challenges in aviation safety.”

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