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New Group Director, Safety Regulation for CAA



First Posted: Wed 06 Jan 2010

Gretchen Burrett has been appointed by the Secretary of State to Board of the Civil Aviation Authority, according to an announcement from the Department of Transport. She will take over as Group Director, Safety Regulation on 1 April 2010.
"Ms Burrett is an internationally recognised expert in human factors in safety-critical systems," continued the announcement. "She is respected throughout the aviation industry for her knowledge and leadership of safety performance improvement. She trained with the US Air Force and developed expertise in human factors and safety management in the defence industry before joining NATS in 2000, where she is currently Group Director of Safety, a position she has held since April 2006.
"As Group Director Safety Regulation at the CAA, Ms Burrett’s key tasks will include contributing to the continuous improvement of international safety standards in aviation and ensuring that CAA standards are achieved in a co-operative and cost-effective manner. The appointment is for four years and will initially be at a salary of £180,000 per year."
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