Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester yesterday announced changes to the board of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
Experienced industry director Jane McAloon has joined the board and Anita Taylor has been re-appointed. Departing the board are Ian Smith and Murray Warfield.
Chester said the appointment of McAloon will bring a wealth of relevant board and governance experience to the role, including working in regulated industries in the public and private sector in transport and infrastructure.
McAloon has been at various times National Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council, a director of Healthstate, Energy Australia and sciences company Cogstate, a special advisor for consultancy Gresham Partners. Among other industry positions, she was also Group Company Secretary of BHP Billiton for nine years.
“These appointments will support critical reforms underway at CASA, and completion of the remaining parts of CASA's regulatory reform program,” Chester said.
“I would like to thank Mr Ian Smith AM and Mr Murray Warfield for their valuable contribution to the CASA board over the past three years.
“I look forward to the board continuing to set the strategic direction of CASA, while also working with the diverse aviation sector to maintain Australia's strong safety record.”
Another board member with aviation experience is expected to be appointed early next year.