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CASA CEO Carmody to exit later in 2020

written by Adam Thorn | July 13, 2020

CASA has extended the deadlines and published a revised timetable for inspections of all Cessna 100 to 400 series aircraft. Photo – Cessna

CASA chief executive Shane Carmody will leave the regulator at the end of 2020, after being appointed in 2016.

Chairman Tony Mathews said, “The board is very pleased with what Mr Carmody has achieved during his time as CEO/DAS, particularly the resolution of CASA’s long-standing Regulatory Reform Program and much-improved stakeholder confidence in CASA as a safety regulator.”

Carmody was appointed in an acting capacity in October 2016 after former CEO Mark Skidmore resigned after less than two years in the role. His position was rubber-stamped in June 2017 and followed an earlier stint as deputy chief executive between 2006 and 2009.

He’s held a number of high-profile public sector roles in his career, including deputy secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, CEO of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Defence.

CASA celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this month and Carmody said that “while not everyone will be rushing to celebrate”, the occasion marked a good opportunity to reflect on the challenges the organisation has faced.


“I believe that over the last 25 years CASA and its people have got far more right than wrong. Australia’s aviation safety record is arguably one of the best in the world and we have a widely respected aviation safety system,” he said.

“According to the International Civil Aviation Organization we are currently ranked sixth out of member states for an effective national safety system.”

In March, Australian Aviation reported how CASA unveiled a new series of certificate and licence exemptions to the industry battle through the coronavirus crisis.

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  • Pontius


    Excuse me. Isn’t cabin safety a CASA responsibility? It is up to the regulator to specify the cabin safety requirements under the current challenge. CASA’s medical mob have been missing in action. States Departments of Health requirements can’t apply to cross border travel. It is a Commonwealth responsibility. It is not up to an Irish bean counter to decide what is safe on board.

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