ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood said the 5 June 2020 confirmation of Mr Manning’s re-appointment by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, was welcome news, both for the Bureau and for transport safety in Australia.
“First appointed to the ATSB’s Commission in March 2015, Mr Manning’s extensive experience in the aviation industry will continue to help guide the ATSB in improving transport safety,” Mr Hood said.
“Mr Manning’s work on the Commission has been exemplary, and we are fortunate to have him with us, working to make transport safer in Australia.”
Beginning his aviation career in the early 1970s, Mr Manning was a Qantas cadet pilot from 1970 until 1972. He then became an air traffic controller from 1973 until 1975 before returning to Qantas as a pilot. During his Qantas career, Mr Manning gained his command on the Boeing 767 in 1989, and was a check and training captain throughout the 1990s. From 2003 until his retirement from the airline in 2008 he held the position of Chief Pilot and Group General Manager Flight Operations. He also held the position of president of the Australian and International Pilots’ Association from 1999 until 2002.
Since retiring from flying, Mr Manning has been a chair of The Australian Aviation Associations’ Forum, is a Director of AMDA (organisers of the Avalon Airshow), a founding Director of the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame, Chairman of Airport Coordination Australia, and a Director of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Foundation.Last update 11 June 2020