Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has appointed Shane Carmody as acting chief executive and director of aviation safety (DAS).
Carmody is currently a deputy secretary at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with responsibility for aviation and airports, the Office of Transport Security, the Western Sydney Unit and local government and territories.
He will take over from outgoing CASA chief executive and DAS Mark Skidmore, who announced his resignation on August 26 and is expected to leave the organisation in October, while CASA undertakes a global search for a permanent replacement.
CASA chairman Jeff Boyd said Carmody would “provide the appropriate leadership and stability as CASA continues to deliver the organisational transformation program”.
“Mr Carmody joins CASA at a time when the organisation has undergone a period of significant change with the major restructure of the organisation and a renewed focus on stakeholder engagement and collaboration to deliver improved aviation safety outcomes,” Boyd said in a statement on Thursday.
“A number of improvements including the development and implementation of CASA’s new regulatory philosophy and just culture throughout the organisation will continue to be delivered.”
Carmody worked at CASA for about three years between 2006 and 2009 as deputy chief executive for strategy and support. He also worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defence.