MBE, M Tech, FRAeS
Graeme has been the Chief Executive and Director of Civil Aviation since May 2012.
He has worked in a range of operational roles in different sectors and brings extensive leadership experience to his current role.
After starting his working life in the RNZAF, Graeme worked in power industry companies such as Powermark, Alstom and Transpower before returning to the state sector for a short time at the CAA prior to moving to the management team at Mount Cook Airline.
After returning to the CAA Graeme held several positions, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Assistant Director and Change Manager before being appointed as Chief Executive. He has a Master of Technology Management degree (Air Transport Management) from Swinburne University in Melbourne and is an alumni of the INSEAD Executive Leadership Programme.
Responsible for the executive management of CAA and Avsec support or enabling services and leadership of the following functions:
Responsible for the executive management and regulatory activities of the following CAA units:
Responsible for the executive management of the functions monitoring the performance and effectiveness of the Authority, the safety performance of the aviation sector and overseeing the following units:
Responsible for executive management of the Authority’s:
Responsible for the Authority’s policy development, regulatory strategy, and executive management of the following units or programmes of work:
Responsible for the executive management and regulatory activities of the following units:
Responsible for the executive management of the Aviation Security Service of the CAA, and for leading the delivery of robust and efficient security services at New Zealand’s six security designated airports.