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The Trust is managed by a voluntary Board of Trustees providing leadership to the Trust.
The Board of Trustees:
Mr Bretton Smith
Mr Michael Mazengarb
Mr Bob Sydes
Ms Jean Henley
Susan Stanley - Operations Manager
Susan joined Rotor-Lift Aviation in May 2009, as Office Manager bringing with her in excess of Twenty Five Years experience in Government Business Administration with Motor Accidents Insurance Board and Tasmania Police.
She holds a Diploma of Business Administration and Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training. In 2000 Susan won the Australian Institute of Office Professionals Graduate Award for Outstanding Achievement of Office Administration Studies and was a Semi finalist for the TASTA Trainee of the Year.
Susan was appointed Operations Manager at Rotor-Lift Aviation in July 2010. She has quickly adapted her Administration skills to the Aviation Industry, using her previous experience and knowledge of Emergency Services to develop expertise and understanding in the air rescue field.
Susan has an unquestioned commitment to the Air Rescue Trust and her background in Business Administration has given her the organisational skills to perform her role with the utmost efficiency
|David Fagan - Advisor to the Trust
Current State Manager of Westpac Tasmania
|Ms Kirsten Bromfield
|Ms Angela Paine
|Mr Geoff Easton
Trust Liaison Officer
The long-term corporate sponsorship of the Westpac Banking Corporation, ensures that the Trust can continue to provide the local community, national and international visitors with a world class aero-medical helicopter rescue service.
The Trust has also been able to fulfil its charter in providing ongoing crew training and purchasing specialised equipment for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
In December 2009, Commander Tom Tully elected to resign his role of Chair of the Tasmania Air Rescue Trust (TART). Commander Tully had been involved with the Trust since 2003 and has assisted to ensure that through corporate sponsorship the Trust is in a financially secure position.
December 2009 saw the election of Mr Brett Smith as the new Chair of the Trust. Mr Smith is an Inspector with Tasmania Police and has served in all regions of the State, with operational experience and a particular interest search and rescue and marine policing.
The Trust Board particularly wishes to thank Commander Tully for his leadership, commitment and dedication over the last 5 years. The Trust looks forward to continuing the good work with their new Chair.
In the next twelve months the focus and direction for the Trust will be to raise community awareness about the role of the Trust in supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. A Corporate Ambassador’s program has since been launched to assist this process.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Operations Committee
The Trust approves the allocation of funding for training and equipment based on the recommendation of the Helicopter Operations Committee.
Responsible for conducting appropriate research within specialist aviation, medical and law enforcement fields, the Committee makes recommendations to the Trust as to the appropriate equipment to be purchased and training that should be undertaken.
This Committee is made up of the following persons:
|Inspector Stuart Scott
|Mr Paul Steane
Sergeant in Charge of Search and Rescue Services, Tasmania Police.
|Mr Peter Morgan
|Ms Kirsten Bromfield
District Executive Officer, Corporate Services; Department of Police & Emergency Services and is also Manager of the Tasmanian Air Rescue Service.