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Noel Hart reappointed to ATSB

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has welcomed the reappointment of Noel Hart to the ATSB Commission.

Commissioner Hart’s reappointment by the Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport will commence on 1 October 2017, and will continue for a further two years.

Chief Commissioner of the ATSB Greg Hood said that Commissioner Hart’s reappointment was excellent news, both for the Bureau and for transport safety in Australia.

“Commissioner Hart was first appointed to the ATSB in July 2009, and he has proven to be a highly credible and respected Commissioner” said Mr Hood. “His maritime knowledge and experience are well established, and his time with the ATSB has not only provided him with important insights into the other modes of transport, but has also enabled him to positively contribute to investigations in the aviation and rail sectors.”

As one of three Commissioners working with the Chief Commissioner, Commissioner Hart helps to define the strategic direction of the ATSB and provides a high level of quality assurance to all of the agency’s published investigation reports.

Commissioner Hart has over 40 years’ experience in the shipping, oil and gas industries. His qualifications include a Master Mariner Class One qualification, and holds an MBA. He has held management positions with BP Shipping in Melbourne, London and Chicago.

From 2006 to 2009, he held the position of General Manager of the North West Shelf Shipping Service Company, based in Perth. In that position, he was responsible for the safe shipping of natural gas from north-western Australia to Asian and other global customers.

He has been Chairman of Maritime Industry Australia Ltd, Australia’s peak maritime association, since 2008.

“Commissioner Hart’s work at the ATSB has been exemplary,” said Mr Hood. “We’re fortunate to have him with us, working to make transport in Australia safer.”

More information on ATSB’s commissioners can be found here.

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