Recently retired ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood has returned to Airservices Australia as the new Deputy Chairman.
Hood replaces AVM Mark Binksin (Retd), who has taken the role as Chairman of CASA. Hood previously had two stints at Airservices including as General Manager Demand and Capacity, and Executive General Manager Air Traffic Control.
“I am greatly honoured to be appointed as Deputy Chair of Airservices, which has an excellent international reputation for air traffic management and aviation rescue fire fighting service delivery," Hood said on accepting the role.
“I hope to be able to contribute positively to the well-established safety and service culture within the organisation as we navigate through the introduction of OneSKY, focus on the management of noise and the environment, and work with industry partners to safely manage the expansion of remotely piloted aircraft systems.”
Airservices Chairman John Weber said that Hood's experience in aviation would prove beneficial to the service provider.
"On behalf of myself and the board, I sincerely welcome Mr Hood to Airservices," Weber said. "He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in aviation and safety, and we look forward to his contribution at this critical juncture."
For the last five years, Hood served as Chief Commissioner and CEO of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), and also held the position of Executive Manager Operations at CASA, a role he left in 2013.
Hood has more than 41 years’ experience in aviation, beginning his career with almost a decade of service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
Hood's three-year tenure at Airservices began on 8 September.