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 Safeskies and continued his honorary work as President Emeritus ‘a title especially made for him.’
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (2007 being made an Honorary Life Member) and a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (with the Freedom of the City of London); and was Australian Regional Chairman for two years.
Peter Lloyd has had a long business and aviation career as founder, Director, Chairman or CEO/Managing Director or a Director of a number of Public Companies and some private enterprises in Australia, France, UK and the USA. He has worked closely with World Leaders in France, UK, USA and several other countries and has been honoured by each of them. Peter Lloyd’s involvement covers the Motor Industry, Aviation, Tourism, Finance and the Film Industry and as a Grazier/Farmer on the Snowy River of New South Wales. The Motor Vehicle business he started shortly after World War II grew to be quite large employing 2000 persons, and in addition to that it owned a fleet of 600 Motor Vehicles. The Helicopter Company he started with two others had 89 helicopters operating when he retired as chairman and sold his interest.
He is a qualified Pilot with 11,000 command hours in aircraft, he is also a qualified parachutist as well as gas balloonist; further, he has some gliding experience.
In World War II he served as a fighting soldier in the Middle East and Papua New Guinea, and was decorated.
For fourteen years he was a Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service; a fact of which he is proud.
He held high office in the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) for some 18 years and eventually became World President and is now honoured as a President of Honour. The FAI, with some 130 member nations, has aviation influence over an estimated 40 million people (this includes Aeromodeling). During his period with the FAI since and before, Peter Lloyd has flown light aircraft in some 100 Countries.
In December 2006 he received an honour of which he is proud, namely the Patrons Lifetime Achievement Award of the Aviation Safety Foundation of Australasia which was presented to him personally by the Patron, His Excellency, Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC, Governor General of Australia in his Sydney residence, Admiralty House, incidentally owned in the 1800’s for 10 years by Peter Lloyd’s great grandfather, The Honourable George Alfred Lloyd MLC. He is fanatical about air safety and the continuing need for all involved in aviation to be ever vigilant in the air and on the ground.
- AO – Officer of the Order of Australia
- AC – Companion of the Order of Australia – Services to International Affairs and Aviation
- OBE – Officer of the Order of the British Empire –Service to Aviation and the Motor Industry
- MiD – Mention in Dispatches WWII – Decoration for bravery as a Soldier
- FRAeS – Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society
- FAIM – Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management
- FCILT – Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
- Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal
- Australian Sport Medal 2000
- Yuri Gagarin Medal – Russia – Services to aeronautics and cosmonautics and the cause of World peace
- Order of Svazam (1st Class) Czechoslovakia – Services to Aviation and the cause of World peace through Air Sport without fear or favour for Nationality, Colour, Race or Creed
- World War II – 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; and Pacific Star – plus Service Medals.
- World Gold Air Medal – the World’s highest aviation award
- Oswald Watt Gold Air Medal – Australia’s highest aviation award
- FAI Bronze Medal – Service to International Aviation
- Paul Tissandier Diplome – Services to Aviation and Air Sport
- Patron’s Life Time Achievement Award – Aviation Safety Foundation of Australasia
- FAI – Grand Master’s Commendation for outstanding Aviation achievement signed by HRH Prince Andrew
- Inaugural ASAC Gold Air Medal – 2010
- Presented in Sydney, on behalf of President Ronald Reagan, by USA Major General Clifton Von Kann – a White House Flown USA Ensign.
- Life Member – Australian Parachute Federation
- Honorary Life Member of Aero Clubs; Nationally and Internationally
- Inducted Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
- Medal of the Royal Federation of Aero Clubs of Australia – Services to Aviation.
- President Emeritus – Safeskies Australia Conferences Incorporated
- Honorary Governor – Australian Sports Aviation Confederation
- President of Honour – FAI
- Honorary Life Member, Recreational Aviation Australia (RA AUS) – Australia’s Ultra Light Aircraft governing body, (the first Honorary Life Member)
As well as being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport; and the Australian Institute of Management; several other Fellowships of Academic or Commercial significance have been bestowed.
Peter Lloyd was declared legally blind in June 2009 having given up flying and motoring six months earlier. He still continues to work enthusiastically and effectively despite this setback.
September 2014 – In recognition of his significant contribution to Australian aviation in general, and aviation safety in particular, Airservices named the Waypoint after dinner address – the Waypoint “Peter Lloyd Address”