Richard Moriarty, Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority

Join us to hear from Richard Moriarty, Chief Executive, CAA as he provides an overview of the work of the CAA and the role they play in recent airline closures such as Monarch and Thomas Cook.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the UK's aviation regulator. They work to ensure that:

  • the aviation industry meets the highest safety standards, 
  • consumers have choice, value for money, are protected and treated fairly when they fly, 
  • through efficient use of airspace, the environmental impact of aviation on local communities is effectively managed and CO2 emissions are reduced, 
  • the aviation industry manages security risks effectively


About the speaker:

Richard was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in May 2018 having previously joined the CAA Board in January 2016 as Group Director of Consumers and Markets and Deputy Chief Executive. In that role he was responsible for airline licensing, the ATOL scheme, the economic regulation of airports and air navigation providers, our competition powers, and our consumer redress and enforcement activities.

Before joining the CAA Richard was the CEO of the Legal Services Board, which oversees the regulation of the legal profession in England and Wales. Richard has also held senior public and private sector roles in a number of regulated sectors including water, energy, aviation, postal communications, and social housing. Richard is a non-executive director of The Social Housing Regulator.


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