Mr D N (Darryll) Park (Member) Darryll Park joined Air New Zealand’s commercial graduate scheme in 1973 and spent his
last six years with the company as South Island Manager. In 1998, he established Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand 14 Christchurch and Canterbury Marketing Limited, where he was Chief Executive Officer. He is now Managing Director and part owner of corporate travel provider, Signature Travel. He is also a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, a Director of the Canterbury Rugby Union, and a member of the Institute of Directors. Mr Park’s current appointment expires on 30 November 2007 Mrs R (Robyn) Reid (Member) Robyn Reid established and managed a successful helicopter business from 1983 until 2002. She was Chairman of the Helicopter Division of the Aviation Industry Association in 1996 and 1997, and a trustee of the Aviation Trust Fund Board. She was a member of the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board from 1999 to 2002, and is a member of the Small Business Advisory Group and Nelson Tasman Tourism Services.
Mrs Reid’s current appointment expires on 30 November 2006 Mrs S (Susan) Hughes (Member) Susan Hughes has been a partner in Govett Quilliam, Barristers and Solicitors, since 1987. She was a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Council from 1988 until 1991, Chairman of the Care and Protection Resource Panel from 1990 to 1993, and Chairman of the Criminal Legal Aid Sub-Committee until 1998. Mrs Hughes’ current appointment expires on 30 November 2007 Director of Civil Aviation Appointment The Director of Civil Aviation appointed by the Authority as Chief Executive of the CAA with overall responsibility for its day-to-day management, including the appointment of all other CAA employees.
In addition to his role as Chief Executive of the CAA, the Director has a wide range of statutory functions and technical responsibilities, conferred on the position both directly under legislation and by delegation from the Minister and the Authority. The Director’s direct statutory functions include responsibility for exercising control over entry into the civil aviation system and taking appropriate enforcement action in the public interest. A large range of related powers and functions are conferred on the Director under the Civil Aviation Act 1990 and Civil Aviation Rules. Section 72I of the Act specifically empowers the Director of Civil Aviation to:
• exercise control over entry into the civil aviation system through the granting of aviation documents (licences, certificates, etc) under the Act; and
• take such action as may be appropriate in the public interest to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Act and of regulations and rules made under the Act, including the carrying out or requiring of inspections and audits.
• monitor adherence to regulatory requirements relating to safety and security; including personal security, access and mobility, public health, environmental sustainability, and any other matter.
• ensure regular reviews of the civil aviation system to promote improvement and development of its safety and security. Statutory Independence
Under section 72I(4) of the Civil Aviation Act, the Director must act independently and is not responsible to the Minister or the Authority for the performance or exercise of the following functions or powers in respect of any particular case:
Mr Jones came to the CAA in 2001 from Mount Cook Airlines where he had been Manager Flight Operations. He began flying in 1963 and during his career logged over 18,000 hours flight time in various roles in general aviation and airline operations, predominantly in New Zealand and the South Pacific. He is a former President of New Zealand’s Aviation Industry Association and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Mr Jones’ contract is not finite.
In addition to their direct statutory functions and powers, both the Authority and the Director of Civil Aviation currently exercise powers and functions delegated by the Minister of Transport by Instrument of Delegation dated 31 August 1992 issued under section 22 of the
Civil Aviation Act 1990.
These delegated responsibilities relate to international obligations relating to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Convention on International Civil Aviation signed in Chicago on 7 December 1944. Under this delegation, in relation to the Crown’s ICAO obligations, the CAA is designated: (d) The Meteorological authority. The CAA undertakes those ICAO responsibilities of a technical or safety regulatory nature associated with, but not limited to, the work of the ICAO Air Navigation Bureau and the Technical Co-operation Bureau, and administers New Zealand’s participation in all forums
associated with those areas of ICAO’s work. Aviation security
The functions of establishing and administratively supporting the Aviation Security Service were added to the Authority’s other functions by amendment to the Civil Aviation Act in 1993. The Service is operated as a separate business unit of the CAA. Its specific functions, responsibilities, and activities are detailed in a separate brief provided for you by the Service.