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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former 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

New CASA Chair announced

Media Release

MM131/2018

17 August 2018

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack today announced the appointment of Mr Anthony (Tony) Mathews as the next Chair of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Board for a three-year term.

“Mr Mathews brings a wealth of aviation safety expertise, as a former Qantas regional airline manager, Royal Flying Doctor Service manager as well as a qualified commercial and airline transport pilot,” Mr McCormack said.

“In addition to his aviation experience, Mr Mathews brings considerable governance experience to the role, including serving as Deputy Chair of the Board of Airservices Australia, the national civil provider of air traffic control and aviation and rescue firefighting services at our major airports.

“His appointment will provide leadership in setting the strategic direction for CASA, and maintaining and enhancing CASA's important role as Australia's independent aviation safety regulator.

“I look forward to working with the new Chair to ensure Australia continues to maintain an air safety regulator that meets world's best-practice standards.

Mr Mathews will commence as Chair on Monday 20 August.

Mr McCormack thanked outgoing Chair of the CASA Board, Mr Jeffrey Boyd, for his outstanding contribution since his appointment in 2014.

“During this period, CASA has continued to maintain high standards of safety while managing significant growth in demand from the international and domestic aviation industry,” Mr McCormack said.

“I wish him well for the future.”

More information about CASA is available at www.casa.gov.au.