Our people

StarFlight Australia and its affiliate StarFlight Victoria share a common Board of Directors with unparalleled public and commercial sector experience. Our management team comprises some of the most qualified people in their field.


Board of Directors


Dennis Richardson AC – Chairman

As former Secretary of the Australian Department of Defence, Dennis Richardson brings invaluable foreign affairs, defence operations and government experience to the StarFlight Board.

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Anthony (Tony) Fraser – Director

Tony Fraser has over 45 years experience spanning Defence, Industry and Commercial sectors and working with Government.

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David Fox

David Fox – Director

David is a Non-Executive Director on both the Linfox Logistics Australia and New Zealand Board and the Linfox International Group Board.

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Hon. Jim Elder – Director

The former Deputy Premier of Queensland, Hon. James (Jim) Elder is Chair of LifeFlight Australia Board and Deputy Chairman of LifeFlight Commercial.

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Ashley van de Velde OAM – Director/Group CEO

Ashley has devoted his life to LifeFlight’s mission and vision, driven to provide rapid aeromedical retrieval services to as many people as possible. He has been CEO of the company for more than 20 years.

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Brett Quarrell – Director

Brett is the Aviation Manager with Linfox, overseeing the company’s international and domestic operations for both rotary and fixed wing aircraft for the past 20 years.

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