Mr. Rob Walker
Mr Rob Walker has over 30 years experience in stakeholder engagement and public affairs. Mr Walker has led stakeholder engagement at CASA since April 2016.
Prior to joining CASA, Mr Walker worked at Airservices Australia in a similar senior management role.
Mr Walker is passionate about the aviation industry, is well known to many in the industry and has significant experience in strategic stakeholder engagement, issues management and corporate communications.
The Stakeholder Engagement Division has responsibility for CASA's relations with stakeholders, including the aviation industry, government, national and international agencies and the community. It is the central coordination point for CASA's strategic international engagement in policy, programs and International Civil Aviation Organization coordination.
The Stakeholder Engagement Division enhances CASA's relationships and consultation with industry and other stakeholders through the Aviation Safety Advisory Panel and its Technical Working Groups.
As the primary point of contact for members of the aviation community who need information or services from CASA, the Division provides services relating to pilot, air traffic control and aircraft maintenance engineer licensing, aviation medicine, organisational approvals and the civil aircraft register.
The Division is also responsible for all corporate communication, including media relations; staff and external communications; social media and web publishing; developing and delivering CASA's safety promotion campaigns and publishing Flight Safety Australia. They provide targeted safety education to the wider Australian aviation industry.
Rob is Chair of the CASA Risk and Investment Committee and a member of the Aviation Safety Committee. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a private pilot.