StarFlight Australia Board
Dennis Richardson AC – Chairman
From 2005 to 2010, Dennis was Ambassador of Australia to the United States. Prior to this, he was Director – General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
Dennis has engaged in various senior public service roles in the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Immigration. He was also Head of the Review of the Intelligence Community post – Cold War in 1992 and Principal Adviser to the Prime Minister from 1990 to 1991. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Sydney. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2003 and was advanced to a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2019.
David Fox – Director
In January 2001 David was appointed to the role of Managing Director, Linfox Airports Pty Ltd, and then in 2008 appointed Executive Chairman where he currently oversees the airport management and business opportunities.
Hon. Jim Elder – Director
Current LifeFlight Australia Deputy Chairman, the former Deputy Premier of Queensland, Hon. James (Jim) Elder has a long history of serving Queensland communities.
Brett Quarrell – Director
Director of StarFlight Victoria / StarFlight Australia.
Hon. Robert Borbidge AO – Director
The Honourable Robert Borbidge AO became Chairman of LifeFlight in July 2013 after the company merged with the Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service.
Ashley van de Velde OAM – Director/Group CEO
Driven to provide rapid aeromedical retrieval services to as many people as possible, Ashley has devoted his life to LifeFlight’s mission and vision and has been CEO of the organisation for more than two decades.