• CASA Chairman Jeff Boyd. (Steve Hitchen)
    CASA Chairman Jeff Boyd. (Steve Hitchen)

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority today started the search for a new CEO and Director of Aviation Safety (DAS).

CASA has been under the direction of Acting DAS Shane Carmody since previous DAS Mark Skidmore left in October 2016, less than two years into a five-year appointment.

CASA Chairman Jeff Boyd said that the Board would conduct a search to find the best candidate for the position.

"The role is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management to deliver on the organisation’s vision of ‘safe skies for all'", Boyd said.

“We’re looking for a person who has experience in leading large complex organisations, as well as an understanding of managing a diverse range of stakeholders, government process and regulatory systems.

“We’re also looking for someone who has a thorough understanding of the aviation or similar industries, or an ability to rapidly obtain this knowledge.”

Applications for the position open today and will close on Monday 13 March 2017.

Industry insiders have installed Acting DAS Shane Carmody as favourite to be appointed permanently.

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