Hood to replace Dolan as ATSB chief

Dolan’s seven-year term as chief commissioner will end on June 30

Hood to replace Dolan as ATSB chief
Greg Hood will be the ATSB chief commissioner from July.


The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has selected a new chief commissioner, appointing Greg Hood for a five-year term.

Commencing his tenure on July 1, infrastructure and transport minister Darren Chester says Hood has over three decades of experience in the aviation industry.

"Mr Hood has over 30 years’ experience in the transport sector, most recently as executive general manager air traffic control at Airservices Australia, which is responsible for managing 11 per cent of the world's airspace," Chester says.

"Previously, Mr Hood held several senior management positions in the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the national aviation safety regulator, including Executive Manager of the Operations Division.

"This appointment will enable the ATSB to continue to perform its vital role as the national transport safety investigator to the high standards expected by Australians."

Outgoing chief commissioner Martin Dolan, who has served in the role since 2009, was the first person to hold the position and will depart the ATSB after a two-year contract extension was added to his initial five-year term.

"I would like to thank Mr Martin Dolan for the leadership he has provided to the ATSB over the past seven years as Chief Commissioner, a period coinciding with strong growth and increasing diversity in the transport sector," Chester says.

Currently Carolyn Walsh, Noel Hart, and Chris Manning reside as commissioners.


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