Australian Maritime Safety Authority

AMSA Board


Mr Stuart Richey AM
(Chairman)

Mr Stuart Richey

Tasmanian commercial fisherman Mr Stuart Richey AM was appointed Chair of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board on 21 November 2014 for a period of five years. Since July 2013, Mr Richey has been serving as a Board Member and since April 2014 as Deputy Chair on the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Board, bringing to the table his strong leadership style and his years of experience in marine policy and planning.

Between 1992 and 2001, Mr Richey served as foundation member and Deputy Chair on the Board of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and from 2003 to 2012 was Deputy Chair of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

As Managing Director of Richey Fishing Company and Richey Services, Mr Richey’s business includes salmon, scallop, squid and marine charter operations.

He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005, for service to the commercial fishing industry, particularly the promotion of sustainable utilisation of Australian Government managed fisheries resources and the development of new national marine polices and safety legislation. Mr Richey is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Jennifer Clark
(Deputy Chair)

Ms Jennifer Clark

Ms Jennifer Clark was appointed Deputy Chair of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board on 10 February 2015 for a period of five years. Ms Clark was appointed to the AMSA Board on 8 May 2012 and was appointed Chair of the AMSA Board Audit Committee in February 2014.

Ms Clark is a non-executive Director of the Australian Payments Network Limited (formerly APCA) and is a member of its Audit Risk and Finance Committee.  She is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees of the Australian Bureau of Statistics; the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority; the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; and Chair of the Department of Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Risk Advisory Committee.  Ms Clark is also the Deputy Chair of the Department of Finance Audit Committee and an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committees for the Australian Taxation Office; the Attorney-General’s Department; Austrade; and the Department of Defence.

Ms Clark has an extensive background in business, finance and governance through a career as a Non-Executive Director since 1991 and as an Investment Banker for over 20 years. Her banking experience included financing and providing advice to companies across a broad range of industries and for major infrastructure projects, and advisory roles to the Commonwealth Government. Ms Clark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been a Board member of a number of companies and Commonwealth Government agencies over the past 26 years.

Mr Michael Kinley
(Chief Executive Officer)

Mr Mick Kinley

Mr Michael (Mick) Kinley became the Chief Executive Officer for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on 27 August 2014. Mick was previously the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and held that position from October 2008.

Mick joined the Australian Maritime Safety Authority in Cairns, as a Marine Surveyor in 1994. Since that time he has gained experience across all of AMSA’s business but most particularly maritime safety and casualty response.

Prior to joining AMSA, Mick had an extensive career with BHP having commenced as an engineer cadet with BHP Transport. He sailed with the BHP fleet before undertaking various shore-based roles including fleet safety instructor and project engineer.

Mick holds an Australian Chief Engineer Class 1 Certificate, a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Bachelor of Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies.


Dr Russell Reichelt

Dr Russell Reichelt

Dr Russell Reichelt is currently Chairman and Chief Executive of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and a non-executive director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation Limited. Dr Reichelt was appointed to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board from 7 August 2007 reappointed in 2013 and November 2016.

Previously, Dr Reichelt has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Marine Science and as Chairman of Australia’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and Seafood Services Australia Ltd. Other past roles include Chairman of the National Oceans (Policy) Advisory Group, and Chief Executive of CRC Reef Research Centre Ltd and Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Ltd.

Dr Reichelt has a PhD in Marine Science from the University of Queensland, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (UK) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Professor Sarah DerringtonPhoto of Professor Sarah Derrington

Professor Sarah Derrington was appointed to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board on 8 May 2012, reappointed in 2015 and again in 2017 for a further three year term..  Professor Derrington is currently Dean of Law at the University of Queensland.

Professor Derrington commenced her legal career in litigation sections of Freehills in Canberra and then Minter Ellison in Brisbane before pursuing an academic career at the University of Queensland (UQ).  Professor Derrington was Professor of Admiralty Law /Director Marine and Shipping Law Unit at the University of Queensland and has been a visiting Professor in maritime law at the University of Nottingham, The University of Nantes and the University of Aix-Marseilles and more recently was in full time practice as a Barrister-at-Law specialising in general commercial litigation, maritime, aviation and transport law, insurance law, bankruptcy and insolvency.

Professor Derrington is a Director of the Boards of the Australian Maritime College and the Australian National Maritime Museum; Member of the Admiralty Rules Committee for the Commonwealth of Australia; and is a Titular member of the Comité Maritime International.

Professor Derrington has a Bachelor of Arts in French and German (UQ); Bachelor of Laws with Honours (UQ); Master of Laws (UQ) and Doctor of Philosophy (UQ) in the field of marine insurance law.  Professor Derrington is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Fellow of the Nautical Institute and Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association.

Mr Michael Taylor AO FTSE

Mr Michael Taylor

Mr Mike Taylor was appointed to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board on 10 September 2014 for a three year term.  Mr Taylor is currently the Chair of Dairy Food Safety Victoria; and the Victorian Agricultural Advisory Council; Mr Taylor is a Director for Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research; Principal of Foursight Associates and fellow of the Centre for Strategy and Governance.

Mr Taylor was formerly the Secretary to Australia’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Services – Australia (2004-09), and Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry – Australia (2000-04). Prior to that, he was responsible for the leadership and management of three Departments for the Government of Victoria (1992-2000) (Agriculture, Energy and Minerals, and Natural Resources and Environment), and was Chairman of Murray Darling Basin Authority (2009-11).

Mr Taylor holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Agricultural Economics from the University of New England. Mr Taylor is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Institute of Public Administration of Australia.   

Mr Gary Webb

Mr Gary Webb

Mr Gary Webb was appointed to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board on 17 June 2015 for a three year term.  Mr Webb is currently a Director of Lifeline Direct Ltd.; Director, Hunter TAFE Foundation Limited; Non-Executive Director for Hunter Research Foundation.  He is Principal of Gary Webb Ports, Maritime & Logistics and provided strategic advice to Morgan Stanley, representing the NSW Treasury, to maximise the value of the long-term lease of the Port of Newcastle for the NSW Government.

Mr Webb was formerly the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Newcastle Port Corporation (2004-2013) and worked in maritime operations for Newcastle Port Corporation since 1989.  Mr Webb previously served as Chairman, Ports Australia; Chairman, Newcastle Seafarers Centre Limited; Chairman, Lifeline Hunter Central Coast and Director, Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator Limited.

Mr Webb holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive); Graduate Diploma in Education (TAFE) and Bachelor of Surveying (Honours).  Mr Webb is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Mr Webb was awarded the City of Newcastle Australia Day Citizen of the Year in 2008.


Mr Peter Toohey

Mr Peter Toohey

Mr Peter Toohey was appointed to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board on 17 June 2015 for a three year term.  Mr Toohey is currently Chief Engineer, Brisbane Tugs with Svitzer Australia.

Mr Toohey is the Secretary for the Queensland branch of the Australian Institute of Marine and Power engineers.  He has participated in eighteen salvages with United Salvage and Svitzer Salvage as Salvage engineer since 1991 until 2015.  He began his career with Howard Smith Industries as an apprentice Fitter and Turner and Marine Engineer student in 1974 and became a seagoing marine engineer in 1978 working in all positions from 7th to Chief Engineer on tankers and bulk carriers with Howard Smith Shipping.

Mr Toohey is currently a Board member of the Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers Federal Executive and Queensland Council of Unions Executive.

Mr Toohey holds the AMSA Certificate of Competency, Engineer Class 1 (Motor), Marine Engineering Higher certificate from Sydney Technical College and Craftsman’s certificate Fitter and Turner.


Mr Shane Carmody

Mr Peter Toohey

Mr Shane Carmody was appointed to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Board in May 2016 in his role as Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with responsibilities that included Office of Transport Security, Aviation and Airports, Local Government and Territories and the Western Sydney Airport project.  Mr Carmody is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety, a position he has held since October 2016. 

Mr Carmody has extensive experience at senior levels in the Australian Public Service.  His roles have included Deputy Secretary/Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security and Deputy Secretary Strategy in the Department of Defence, Deputy CEO of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), and Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission. He has significant policy, regulatory and business management experience.

Mr Carmody joined the APS in 1989 after a 15 year career as an Army Officer, where he served in various Australian and overseas locations.
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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