Our Team

Ian Vanderbeek Chief Executive Officer

Ian Vanderbeek has over 35 years of safety and quality experience and 22 years as a Director, Managing Director or CEO of aviation companies as well as being a licenced CASA and EASA Airline Transport Pilot.  Prior to becoming CEO of Aviator Group in 2013, Ian worked in regional, corporate and airline operations in Australia, Asia and Europe.

Justin Smith Chief Financial Officer

After training with Ernst and Young, Justin joined Cable and Wireless in London before moving into investment banking in London and Sydney, then to institutional banking with Commonwealth Bank Australia. He then spent 4 years with Coates Hire in a finance and commercial role. Justin brings a broad range of experience and knowledge to us gained in these roles.

Azette Lonie Group Finance Manager

Azette is a qualified CPA and has worked in accounting and finance for more than 25 years, across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, service, small business taxation and aviation. In the last 9 years, Azette has held a senior finance role with the Aviator Group, with special focus on Operational and Aviation specific financial considerations.

Piumi Holland Group Safety Manager

Piumi Holland has over 10 years’ safety experience gained with international and regional operations including approval as a Lead Auditor and an ATSB Human factors Safety Investigator. She has experience in developing and managing Safety Management Systems (SMS). She also holds a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and has had extensive experience in authoring and producing aviation operations manuals.

Our Companies

Mackay Helicopters

Our marine pilot transfer division has the distinction of having conducted more IFR marine pilot transfers than any other company in Australia and …

Whitsunday Helicopters

Operating since 1993, Whitsunday Helicopters …

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