CASA boss Shane Carmody to depart

By Shannon Jenkins

Wednesday July 8, 2020

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The head of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority will step down at the end of the year, The Mandarin can reveal.

CASA staff were informed this week of Shane Carmody’s planned departure through an internal email.

Shane Carmody

CASA Board chair Tony Mathews said Carmody would remain as chief executive officer and director of aviation safety until the end of the year, in order to “allow time for a replacement to be found”.

“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,” he told The Mandarin.

“This Board is confident that CASA is on a firm footing for the future.”

Carmody was appointed as CEO/DAS in June 2017, after acting in the roles for eight months.

Prior to his appointment, he served in various senior roles across the Australian Public Service, including as deputy secretary at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and the Department of Defence.

Carmody spent 15 years as an Army Officer before joining the APS in 1989.

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