Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) CEO and Director of Aviation Safety resigns

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 25, 2016 17:58

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) CEO and Director of Aviation Safety resigns

The Chairman of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Jeff Boyd has announced the resignation of the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety Mark Skidmore.

Skidmore joined CASA in January 2015 and has led the transformation of the safety authority in line with the government’s response to the Aviation Safety Regulatory Review (ASRR).

Since his appointment CASA has undergone a period of significant change with a major restructure of the organisation, the appointment of a new executive leadership team and a renewed focus on stakeholder engagement and collaboration to deliver aviation safety outcomes.

Boyd and the Board thanked Skidmore for his contribution to CASA and the Australian aviation industry.

“Mark has made an enormous and valued contribution to CASA and to aviation safety in this country,” Boyd said. “This has included a number of significant improvements including restructuring the organisation, the development and implementation of CASA’s new regulatory philosophy and the implementation of just culture throughout the organisation. This has contributed positively to the way aviation regulations are developed and implemented in consultation with the aviation industry.”

Skidmore cited personal reasons for his decision including wanting to explore a number of new opportunities.

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 25, 2016 17:58