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NZALPA welcomes new CASA Principal Medical Officer

Dr May has returned to Sydney after a stint as the Qatar Medical Officer, based in Doha. He was previously based in Sydney with Virgin Australia as its Group Medical Officer, before heading to the Middle East.

He will still hold fortnightly clinics at his rooms in Mascot, while commuting to Canberra for his work at CASA. 

Andy Pender welcomes Dr May’s appointment. “You can’t beat an experienced medical examiner filling the PMO role, especially when they are maintaining their presence at the coal face as a current GP/designated aviation medical examiner (DAME). Our CASA members will see the benefits of Simon’s forward-looking regulating style. 

“Our New Zealand and Australian based DAMEs have been incredibly welcoming of Simon’s appointment. All of us in the wider Medical and Welfare team are looking forward to strengthening our ties with the CASA Medical Unit under Dr May’s watch,” says Andy Pender.

NZALPA’s Medical and Welfare Director Andy Pender (left) and Dr Simon May, recently appointed Principal Medical Officer of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority.



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