Michael Kinley

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security

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Michael (Mick) Kinley was appointed Chief Executive Officer for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on 27 August 2014. Mick was previously the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and held this position since October 2008. 

Mick joined the Australian Maritime Safety Authority in Cairns, as a Marine Surveyor in 1994. Since that time he has gained experience across all of AMSA’s business but most particularly maritime safety and casualty response. 

Prior to joining AMSA, Mick had an extensive career with BHP having commenced as an engineer cadet with BHP Transport. He sailed with the BHP fleet before undertaking various shore-based roles including fleet safety instructor and project engineer. 

Mick holds an Australian Chief Engineer Class 1 Certificate, a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Bachelor of Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies.