Geoff Casey to chair TruckSafe Industry Accreditation Council

The safety and regulation expert joins after departing the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Geoff Casey to chair TruckSafe Industry Accreditation Council
Geoff Casey


Geoff Casey is the new chair of the TruckSafe Industry Accreditation Council (TIAC). 

He will be tasked with overseeing the award-winning business and risk management recognised for its comprehensive industry safety standards including a robust third-party auditing system. 

A well-known name in industry safety and regulation, Casey is former executive director of safety standards and assurance at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), where he was responsible for the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), Performance Based Standards (PBS), safety promotions, training and education, safety standards, fatigue and the regulatory assurance framework. 

During his time with the NHVR, he led a number of key national projects including electronic work diaries, roadworthiness and roll out of safety management systems in support of chain of responsibility (COR) implementation.

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Casey's earlier experience lies in the aviation industry including as an airline pilot, in air traffic management, as a regulator and having responsibility for operational safety, investigations and risk at Qantas, including holding the regulatory delegation as head of safety.  

Casey says he has a great respect for TruckSafe’s contribution makes to the heavy vehicle industry.

"For many years, industry leading organisations have utilised TruckSafe, its robust systems and its methodologies to successfully manage their safety responsibilities," Casey says.

"It is a privilege to be asked to chair this essential compliance and assurance element of the scheme. 

"As TruckSafe continues to evolve and support the heavy vehicle industry, I hope that my involvement with TIAC will not only contribute to the integrity of TruckSafe, but the ongoing continuous improvement process and safety of the broader heavy vehicle industry and associated supply chain."

Trucksafe chair Ferdie Kroon says that, as a well-respected former regulator, Casey’s passion for safety and strong leadership will ensure TruckSafe continues to make a meaningful contribution to industry safety.

"We are extremely honoured to welcome Geoff as TIAC Chair and look forward to the wealth of knowledge and experience he will bring to this role, which is fundamental to TruckSafe’s rigorous independent audit approach," Kroon says. 

"Geoff has an extensive background in regulatory policy, risk and safety management systems in safety critical industries.

 "The integrity of TruckSafe is managed by TIAC - an independent expert panel that approves accreditation applications, audits and regularly reviews the TruckSafe standards.

 "Accredited TruckSafe members are externally audited by a third party. These external audits can be used as evidence demonstrating compliance with the TruckSafe Standards which, in turn, provides a strong defence with respect to chain of responsibility within the Heavy Vehicle National Law and the Master Code.

"Geoff’s leadership and the continuing work of TIAC will ensure our members maintain high quality, best practice standards. 

Kroon has also thanks acting TIAC chairs Denis Robertson and Jan Pattison.

"I would like to thank Denis Robertson and Jan Pattison for their leadership and efforts as acting chairs since the sad passing of former TIAC Chair Professor Michael Coper." 

Meanwhile, Casey gains the blessing of his former employer.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto says the NHVR looks forward to continuing its productive relationship with TruckSafe.

"On behalf of the NHVR I congratulate Geoff on his appointment," Petroccitto said.

"He is a well-respected safety leader in our industry who will bring significant experience and diverse expertise to the role of Chair.

"Having spent a number of years working alongside Geoff at the NHVR I know firsthand his commitment to a safer heavy vehicle industry.

"I look forward to continuing to work alongside TruckSafe to make our industry safer and more productive for everyone."


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