Mr John Borghetti AO

Mr John Borghetti AO Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director The Virgin Australia Group Mr John Borghetti commenced as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Virgin Australia Group in May 2010. Under his leadership, the Group has undergone a strategic repositioning. Mr Borghetti has over 40 years’ experience in aviation, including a long […]


G A (Peter) Lloyd AC OBE MiD FRAeS FAIM FCILT President Emeritus of Safeskies Mr George A Lloyd AC OBE MiD FRAeS FAIM FCILT is largely known throughout the world of Aviation and Commerce as Peter Lloyd. Educated; Sydney University and Shore School (SCEGS) Sydney. In 2008 he stood down voluntarily as Executive Chairman of […]

Dr Rob Lee AO BA (Hons) PhD FRAeS FCILT

Dr Rob Lee AO BA (Hons) PhD FRAeS FCILT Aviation Safety Consultant, (GPCAPT RAAFSR), Safeskies Board Member Dr Rob Lee graduated from the Australian National University in 1970 with First Class Honours in Psychology, winning the Australian Psychological Society Prize. In 1974 he completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. […]

Captain Peter Raven

Captain Peter Raven Safeskies Chairman Captain Peter Raven is Chairman and current Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. He is current Chairman of the trophies and awards committee HCAP Australian region, Freeman of the City of London, Past Vice President, Welfare Officer and Trustee of the Australian and International Pilots Association. Captain Raven […]

Ms Pip Spence PSM

Ms Pip Spence PSM Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Ms Pip Spence PSM is currently acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development where her responsibilities include the Office of Transport Security, Aviation and Airports, Local Government and Territories and the Western Sydney Airport project. Prior to returning to the Department of […]

Air Marshal Leo Davies AO CSC

Air Marshal Leo Davies AO CSC Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies joined the Royal Australian Air Force as a cadet Navigator in 1979 and graduated to fly P-3B and P-3C Orion aircraft with Number 11 Squadron at Edinburgh in South Australia. In 1987 Air Marshal Davies completed pilot training and after completing […]

Mr Jason Harfield EMBA DipAv(ATS) FAICD FRAeS MSP

Mr Jason Harfield EMBA DipAv(ATS) FAICD FRAeS MSP CEO Airservices Mr Jason Harfield was appointed Airservices Chief Executive Officer on 9 March 2016, having spent the majority of his adult working life with Airservices after beginning his career as a flight data officer in Adelaide in 1989. Until 2005, Jason held a number of operational […]

Mr Shane Carmody

Mr Shane Carmody CEO and Director of Aviation Safety Mr Shane Carmody was appointed as CEO & DAS on 7 June 2017. Shane’s most recent appointment was as Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.  In this position his responsibilities included the Office of Transport Security, Aviation and Airports, Local Government and Territories and […]

Ms Anita Taylor

Ms Anita Taylor CASA Board Member Ms Anita Taylor is an experienced company director and Chartered Accountant with mediation, psychology and governance qualifications. She currently sits on the board of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Regional Development Australia Northern Inland and is Chair of UNE Life and company secretary for the UNE Foundation (University of […]

Captain David Carbaugh

Captain David Carbaugh Aviation Performance Solutions Captain David Carbaugh has been a pilot for more than 40 years having flown a variety of aircraft.  After graduating from the Air Force Academy, he attended Air Force pilot training in Arizona. Graduating near the top of his class he was chosen to return as an instructor pilot. He […]

Professor Patrick Murray FRAeS FCILT FIML

Professor Patrick Murray is the Head of Flight Operations & Training at Aviation Australia, the Part 142 Training Provider. Patrick holds postgraduate qualifications in Aviation Management, lectures in Aviation Management, Safety and Human Factors and his current research projects include regional airline safety and efficiency; evidence based training for airline pilots and pilot aptitude testing. […]

Captain Tim Hosking

Captain Tim Hosking Captain Tim Hosking started flying in 1991 at Essendon airport before obtaining his first job with a local charter company.  This job involved mostly hangar duties, but also provided him the opportunity do a couple of hundred hours a year as a First Officer on their DC-3 and Learjet.  From there he […]

Captain Georgina Sutton

Captain Georgina Sutton Chief Pilot and Head of Flying Operations, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand Captain Georgina Sutton has been in the aviation industry for more than 30 years, first starting her career flying vintage gliders with the Scout Association in South Australia in 1977. Following this, Georgina spent the next five years operating scenic flights […]

Mr Chris Hine

Mr Chris Hine has over 25 years of aviation experience including Board and Senior Management positions and experience as an Air Operator’s Certificate Accountable Manager and Chief Pilot. Chris also has extensive senior Flight Operations management experience including airline Check and Training and as a Flight Instructor. Chris’ experience as an airline AOC Accountable Manager […]

Mr Ken Millar

Mr Ken Millar General Manager, Cobham Special Mission – Asia Pacific Mr Ken Millar has more than 35 years’ experience in aviation, commencing his career in the RAAF before joining Airbus in 2006, and most recently Cobham in 2017. Ken was appointed the General Manager of Cobham Special Mission in early 2017 and has full […]

Dr Reece Clothier

Dr Reece Clothier Boeing Research & Technology – Australia Dr Reece Clothier is a Principal Researcher, Autonomous Systems, Boeing Research & Technology – Australia. Reece is also the President of the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems, Australia’s peak national body for the unmanned systems industry, and an Honorary Associate Professor at RMIT University.  Dr Clothier […]

Mr Matthew Bowers

Mr Matthew Bowers is an aviation professional with 25 years of experience in the Royal Australian Air Force as an operational pilot and commander, including 10 years of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) experience covering Operational Command (Afghanistan), airworthiness, operations and training, requirements development, and program management. His flying career includes postings to No 32 Squadron […]

Professor Ron Bartsch

Professor Ron Bartsch Independent Director of Regional Express Professor Ron Bartsch has extensive experience in aviation consulting and auditing having established Aviation Consultancy Services in 1986. With wide ranging operational and senior management and executive experience in the aviation industry, he has held positions of Head of Safety and Regulatory Compliance at Qantas Airways Pty […]

Captain Priya Adhikari

Captain Priya Adhikari, born and raised in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, has completed a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a master in business administration. After catching the flying bug as a flight attendant in one of the domestic airlines in Nepal, Captain Adhikari decided to become a helicopter pilot and trained in the […]

Commodore Drew McKinnie RANR

Commodore Drew McKinnie RANR is Chair of the Operations Panel and Head of Operations Department in the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA), which manages the operations of gliders, sailplanes and powered sailplanes in Australia. He started gliding in 1971 at Woomera, SA, and now flies with Canberra Gliding Club at Bunyan, just North of Cooma […]

Captain Brian Greeves BSc DMS FRAes FRGS

Captain Brian Greeves BSc DMS FRAeS FRGS Captain Brian Greeves is a director of Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, which offers expert services to airports, airlines, regulatory bodies and other aviation organizations. He has been involved in aviation for 50 years, both as an RAF and airline pilot, and as a technical, safety and training expert. He […]

Dr John Best

Dr John Best Chief technical Officer, Thales Group Dr John Best is Vice President, Chief Technical Officer at Thales Australia. His responsibilities include technical strategy, research and development, innovation and engineering. Partnerships and collaboration are significant components of the Thales innovation system and within his portfolio of responsibilities. Shortly after joining Thales (then ADI Limited) […]

Professor Jan Davies MSc MD FRCPC FRAeS

Professor Jan Davies MSc MD FRCPC FRAeS Professor of Anaesthesia, Cumming School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Calgary Professor Jan Davies is a Professor of Anaesthesia, Cumming School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Calgary. Since […]

Professor Graham Braithwaite

Professor Graham Braithwaite Director of Transport Systems, Chair in Safety and Accident Investigation, Cranfield University   Professor Graham Braithwaite was appointed as the Director of Transport Systems in 2014. He has also been the Chair in Safety and Accident Investigation since 2006 and leads a diverse range of transport activity including the Centre for Air […]

Ms Caroline Wilkie

Ms Caroline Wilkie CEO Australian Airports Association Ms Caroline Wilkie has been CEO of the Australian Airports Association since 2011. The AAA represents all major regular passenger transport airports in Australia as well as council airports. The membership spans from councils with grass strip runways to Australia’s major gateways. The AAA also represents a further […]

Mr Stephen Angus

Mr Stephen Angus Executive General Manager Air Navigation Services, Airservices Mr Stephen Angus was appointed Executive General Manager, Air Navigation Services on 1 July 2016. Stephen has a diverse operational and leadership background in aviation starting with Airservices as an operational Flight Service and air traffic controller. Stephen also has a background in ATC training, […]

GPCAPT Peter Norford AM CSC

GPCAPT Peter Norford AM CSC Secretary (Ret’d), The Honourable Company of Air Pilots GPCAPT Peter Norford AM CSC joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1975 and graduated from Air Force Pilots Course in May 1978. He has flown Iroquois (UH-1H/B) in operational and search and rescue roles and has extensive experience as a QFI; […]

GPCAPT John Grime

GPCAPT John Grime Director of the Directorate of Defence Aviation and Air Force Safety GPCAPT John RA Grime joined the Royal Air Force in 1985 and after completing pilot training at RAF Linton on Ouse, was posted to RAF Kinloss to operate the Nimrod MR2 aircraft. His first tour included appointment as a Nimrod display […]

Mr Greg Hood

Mr Greg Hood Chief Commissioner and CEO Australian Transport Safety Bureau Mr Greg Hood is the Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) — Australia’s national transport safety investigation agency. Since his appointment on 1 July 2016, Greg has drawn on his extensive experience in the transport industry to further improve transport safety […]

WGCDR Arnie Morscheck

WGCDR Arnie Morscheck Commanding Officer, Central Flying School, Royal Australian Air Force WGCDR Arnie Morscheck joined the RAAF in 1986 and commenced training at the newly opened Australian Defence Force Academy, graduating with a BSc. He then completed flying training on Number 151 RAAF Pilots’ Course, graduating in 1990. Since then he has been categorised […]

Professor Gary Kessler PhD CCE CCFP CISSP

Professor Gary Kessler PhD CCE CCFP CISSP President of Gary Kessler Associates Professor Gary Kessler PhD CCE CCFP CISSP is a Professor of Cybersecurity at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida; president and janitor of Gary Kessler Associates, a training and consulting company specialising in computer and network security and digital forensics; an Adjunct […]

Captain Peter Benn

Captain Peter Benn has experience across multiple airline and aircraft types. From 1989 until 2007 he flew for British Airways, holding Senior First Officer positions on a number of aircraft including Concorde; Boeing 777, Airbus A320, Boeing 737 and then Command on the Boeing 747-400. He also had a three-year assignment as a Flight Standards […]