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MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

29 June 2009 AA318/2009

CASA AND ATSB APPOINTMENTS

Today I announce a number of significant appointments to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) - the nation's two key aviation safety agencies.

The appointments flow from the landmark legislation that passed through the Parliament in May creating a new five member expert board for CASA and establishing the ATSB as a separate statutory agency with a full time Chief Commissioner and two part time Commissioners.

The intellectual calibre and diverse experiences of the individuals being appointed underscores the determination of the Rudd Labor Government to preserve public confidence in the safety and reliability of air travel.

While Australia has an enviable safety record, we cannot take past success for granted.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

The membership of the new CASA Board will be:

Ñ Dr Allan Hawke (Chair);

Ñ Mr David Gray (Deputy Chair);

Ñ Mr Trevor Danos;

Ñ Ms Helen Gillies.

The current CASA Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety, Mr John McCormick, will be an ex officio member of the Board.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

The new ATSB Chief Commissioner will be Mr Martin Dolan. Mr Dolan will be joined by Mr Noel Hart in the position of part-time Commissioner, with the second part-time position to be filled in the near future.

All appointees will take up their positions from 1 July 2009.

Media Contacts

Jeff Singleton ( Albanese's office ) 0410 476 890

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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AUTHORITY (CASA) APPOINTMENTS

Name: Dr Allan Douglas Hawke

Residence: ACT

Present position: Chairman, MTAA Superannuation Fund Trustee Board

Educational and professional qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Hons), Australian National University, 1970 Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 1976 Fellow, Australian Institute of Public Administration, 1998 Fellow, Australian Institute of Management, 1999 Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors, 2001

Relevant experience: 2003-2006: High Commissioner to New Zealand 1999-2002: Secretary, Department of Defence 1996-1999: Secretary, Department of Transport and Regional Services 1994-1996: Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs

Current Board Memberships:

Chairman, MTAA Superannuation Fund Trustee Board Director, Datacom Chairman of the DSTO Advisory Board Chairman of the Canberra Raiders Board

Former Board Memberships:

Administrative Review Council Australian Strategic Policy Institute Council President, ACT Branch, Institute of Public Administration Australia Director, Canberra Girls Grammar School Board Member, Foreign Affairs Council Member, Defence and National Security Advisory Council Chancellor, Australian National University

Name: Mr David Michael Gray

Residence: QLD

Present position: Chairman, Queensland Motorways

Educational and professional qualifications:

Honorary Doctorate, Queensland University of Technology Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society Centenary Medal contribution to the aviation industry

Relevant experience: 1995-2006: Managing Director, Boeing Australia 1990-1995: Managing Director, GEC Marconi (Australia) 1984-1990: Divisional Chief Executive, GEC (Australia) Heavy Eng

Current Board Memberships:

Chairman Queensland Motorways Chairman Qld. Manufactured Water Authority (WaterSecure) Adjunct Professor, QUT Chairman Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation Chairman Aust. Research Council for Aviation Automation Member, Qld Premiers Smart State Council

Former Board Queensland University Senate

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Memberships: Aviation Australia Advisory Board Director Boeing Australia Holdings Member of Premiers business round table Queensland Education and Training AIG Defence Industry executive

Name: Ms Helen Jane Gillies

Residence: NSW

Present position: General Manager of Risk & Compliance and Corporate Counsel, Sinclair Knight Merz

Educational and professional qualifications:

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland, 1985 Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Queensland, 1987 Bar Practice Course, Queensland, 1988 Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 1989 Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1991 Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1995 Master of Business Administration, University of Sydney, 1998 Master of Construction Law, University of Melbourne, 2004

Relevant experience: 1995-2009: Corporate Counsel, SKM Group 2004-2009: Chairman of the Risk & Compliance Committee (Management Section)

Former Board Memberships:

2002-2008: Director of Sinclair Knight Merz Management Pty Ltd

Name: Mr Trevor Egon Danos

Residence: NSW

Present position: Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Educational and professional qualifications:

Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney, 1981 Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney, 1981 NSW Law Society Law Council of Australia NSW Society of Notaries

Relevant experience: 2005-2009: Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth 1988-2005: Partner, Blake Dawson (Sydney) 1981-1988: Lawyer, Freehills

Current Board Memberships:

Trustee, Cure for Life Foundation Trustee, Adolph Basser Foundation President, Science Foundation for Physics (University of Sydney) Deputy Chair, Human Research Ethics Committee (Uni of Sydney) Member, selection committee for NSW Scientist of the Year Awards

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Former Board Memberships:

Chairman, Banking Law Taskforce of the Securities Institute of Australia Member, Banking, Finance and Consumer Credit Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT SAFETY BUREAU (ATSB) APPOINTMENTS

Name: Mr Martin Nicholas Dolan

Residence: ACT

Present position: Chief Executive Officer, Comcare

Educational and professional qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) University of New England

Relevant experience: 2008-2009: Chief Executive Officer, Comcare 2007-2008: Acting Chief Executive Officer, Comcare 2006-2007: Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Comcare 2005-2006: Interim Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Commission 2005-2005: Executive Director, Aviation & Airports Division, Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS) 2003-2004: First Assistant Secretary, Aviation & Airports Regulation Division, DOTARS 2002-2003: First Assistant Secretary, Aviation & Airports Policy, DOTARS 2001-2001: First Assistant Secretary, Airports Division, DOTARS

Name: Mr Noel Gregory Hart

State of residence: WA

Present position: General Manager, North West Shelf Shipping Company (finishing July 2009)

Educational and professional qualifications:

Master Class One Certificate, RMIT Management Certificate Program, Loyola University, Chicago Business School

Relevant experience: 2006-2009: General Manager, North West Shelf Shipping Company, Perth 2002-2006: Senior management positions with BP Shipping (Australia and United States) 1997-2002: Senior management positions with BP Shipping (London) 1985-1997: Management positions with BP Australia 1977-1985: Caltex Tanker Company, Sydney 1973-1976: Australian National Line, Melbourne

Current Board Chairman, Australian Shipowners Association

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Memberships: Executive Committee, International Chamber of Shipping Executive Committee, Asian Shipowners Forum

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