The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has announced this morning that Acting Director of Aviation Safety (DAS) and CEO Shane Carmody has been appointed to the role permanently.
Carmody took over as Acting DAS after Mark Skidmore quit the role in October of last year.
"Shane Carmody brings a wealth of senior executive experience to the position of Director of Aviation Safety at CASA,” CASA Chariman Jeff Boyd said.
“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.
According to Boyd, the new DAS was chosen after an international search to find the right person for the job. Carmody has had a long career in public service including in defence security intelligence, veterans affairs and a three-year stint as Deputy DAS to Bruce Byron in 2006-9.
“CASA’s Board has full confidence that under the continued leadership of Shane Carmody, Australia’s excellent aviation safety record can be further enhanced," Boyd added.
Carmody has been appointed to the role for five years.