Newly appointed manager of Safeskies conference

Former ATSB Senior Transport Safety Investigator Joe Hattley, has recently been appointed as the manager to deliver Australia’s largest biennial safety conference, Safeskies.


Former ATSB Senior Transport Safety Investigator Joe Hattley

Mr Hattley, who spent 24 years with the ATSB, accepted the position of Manager, Safeskies Australia at the beginning of August. He is now working closely with the Safeskies Board to present the 2017

Conference being held between 4-5 October at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.


“I would like to congratulate Joe on his appointment to Safeskies Australia,” said the ATSB’s Chief Commissioner Greg Hood. “Joe is a very experienced senior investigator who has devoted much of his life towards improving transport safety. His time with the ATSB was marked by his dedication and altruistic values, and it’s in keeping with his character that, after retiring from the Bureau, he is not letting the grass grow under his feet. I am delighted that he is continuing to pursue the safety of Australian aviation in his role at Safeskies.”

Reflecting on his time at the ATSB, where he culminated his tenure as the Assistant General Manager of Strategic Capability, Mr Hattley said he is proud to be continuing in the field of promoting aviation safety.

“Safeskies is the premiere aviation safety conference focused solely on aviation safety issues which have a high profile or are emerging as the future challenges,” said Mr Hattley. “In early October, we’re bringing together a group of national and international aviation safety experts and practitioners to present and discuss a range of contemporary issues. I encourage everyone with an interest in aviation safety to come along to Safeskies 2017.”

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Last update 24 August 2017