Air Vice Marshal (Ret'd) Mark Skidmore AM

Air Vice Marshal (retd) Mark Skidmore AM was Director of Aviation Safety, Civil Aviation Safety Authority from January 2015 until November 2016.

Mark has more than 30 years’ experience in both civilian and military aviation.

Mark had an outstanding military aviation career, beginning as a pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force in the early 1980s.  He led RAAF research and development squadrons and was promoted to Australia’s Air Commander, holding oversight for Australia’s air operations, and reaching the rank of Air Vice Marshal before retiring in 2012. Mark has also worked in civilian aviation as a test pilot, business development executive for Raytheon Australia and company director.  He has led large teams of operational, technical and administrative support staff providing leadership for operational, training and support functions.

In 2010 Mark was appointed as Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his exceptional service as the Air Commander Australia and in a range of other senior appointments.