The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has appointed a new Director of Aviation Safety.

The chairman of CASA’s Board, Jeff Boyd, announced the five-year appointment of Shane Carmody to the role.

Mr Carmody has been acting in the role since October 2016 and brings extensive experience in senior government to the role.

“Shane Carmody brings a wealth of senior executive experience to the position of Director of Aviation Safety at CASA,” Mr Boyd said.

“Shane has worked in high profile federal government agencies and has a strong appreciation of the role CASA plays in the aviation sector, having previously worked for CASA as Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2009.

“He has led large teams of operational, technical and regulatory support staff, providing leadership for operational, training and corporate functions within a regulatory environment.

“Shane has had an outstanding government career, holding executive appointments at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Department of Defence, and the Repatriation Commission.”

Mr Carmody  was chosen, following an international search for the best available person to further develop CASA as a world leader in aviation safety regulation.

“CASA’s Board has full confidence that under the continued leadership of Shane Carmody, Australia’s excellent aviation safety record can be further enhanced,” Mr Boyd said.

“Shane is committed to working with the aviation industry and the wider aviation community to achieve the best possible safety outcomes.

“He understands safety is a shared responsibility with the aviation industry and will ensure that the interests of the travelling public are paramount.”

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