CASA’s McCormick to step down
Controversial CASA boss John McCormick will be standing down at the end of August.
In a statement released late Friday afternoon, CASA board chairman Dr Allan Hawk said McCormick decided not to seek a further term of appointment as CASA director of aviation safety, but that he has agreed to the board’s request to stay on in the role until August 31.
“This will allow for an executive search process to fill the position and enable the Director to assist the board’s initial consideration of the government’s Independent Review of Aviation Safety Regulation scheduled to be completed around the end of May,” Dr Hawke’s statement read.
“Mr McCormick’s leadership over the last five years has been the critical factor behind the significant improvements to Australia’s aviation safety regulatory regime and CASA’s performance.”