A significant new aviation appointment

Former CASA Deputy CEO Shane Carmody was appointed on April 1 as Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, with what the Department describes as “broad overarching responsibilities in aviation.”

These include Aviation and Airports, the Office of Transport Security, Local Government and Territories and the departments’ Western Sydney Unit which includes infrastructure planning for Badgery’s Creek.

The appointment and its aviation focus have been welcomed by industry identities familiar with Mr Carmody’s previous efforts which included improving CASA’s service delivery and timelines, says an industry observer:

“He brought in a number of changes to CASA administration and I very quickly noticed changes in the time it took to do various tasks. He also put in place a series of key performance indicators (KPIs) which they [CASA] put on their web site and which showed industry how long CASA took for things like pilot licences, AOC amendment approvals, average time to get medicals sorted out – all those things where the industry should be able to see whether CASA is performing acceptably on its general administrative tasks.”

Immediately prior to his current appointment Mr Carmody was Deputy Secretary/Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), a position he held from June 2014. In this role he was responsible for organisational transformation and DVA’s $12bn pa business operations across compensation, rehabilitation and health service delivery.

He has extensive experience at senior levels in the Australian Public Service, from policy formulation to service delivery. His roles have included Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security and Deputy Secretary Strategy in the Department of Defence, Deputy CEO of CASA, and Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission and COO of DVA.

Highlights of Mr Carmody’s APS career to date include direct oversight of the three Defence Intelligence Agencies and the Defence Security Authority, developing and implementing Defence Strategy and International Policy; managing diverse regulatory activities with CASA and driving DVA’s business transformation through cultural change, digitisation and business process reform.

Mr Carmody studied Bahasa Indonesia at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  He has a BA from the University of Queensland, an MBA from Monash University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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