The chief of the UK Civil Aviation Authority will stand now next year after a rocky few years of pandemic transport chaos and strike action drama.
Richard Moriarty has worked for the organisation for more than ten years, in senior roles including Director of Competition and Economic Regulation, Director of Consumers and Markets, Deputy Chief Executive and latterly as Chief Executive for the last five years.
“At the end of this financial year I will have served the Civil Aviation Authority for over ten years and I have decided that at this time it will be right for me to step down and start the next chapter of my career,” Moriarty said.
“The Civil Aviation Authority is a truly unique organisation that achieves amazing things, and I am confident it will continue to do so given the strength of talent and leadership within the organisation and the commitment of its people.
“I intend to take up a new role in the private sector and I also intend to deepen my contribution to the social housing and the charity sectors.”
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulate security arrangements at UK airports, air carriers, cargo and in-flight suppliers. It is their job to ensure that the relevant entities comply with UK and international security requirements.
Moriarty has headed the CAA up at an incredibly turbulent time, and his successor will inherit an even more complex landscape.