Greg Hood has begun work as the new chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
The former senior Airservices executive, named as the successor to Martin Dolan in May, commenced his new role on Friday.
He replaces Martin Dolan, who was the ATSB chief commissioner for the past seven years.
“The Commission sincerely thanks previous Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan for his valuable leadership over the past seven years,” the ATSB said in a statement.
“The Commission wishes Martin the best in his retirement and looks forward to building on his success under Greg’s leadership.”
Hood, who began his career as a RAAF air traffic controller, was previously executive general manager for air traffic control at Airservices, a position he held since 2013. He also previously worked at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and is a pilot who flies his own BD4 aircraft.
He was appointed for a five-year term.
“The Commission looks forward to the extensive experience and expertise Greg will bring to the ATSB, and transport safety investigations,” the ATSB said.