Kaye joined our team in November 2003 and was attracted to the prospect of working for an organisation that makes a difference in its community.
Working for many years in financial and secretarial roles and also managing two service stations has provided Kaye with the necessary skills to perform her role of Secretary to the CEO/Finance.
Kaye believes that our rescue helicopter is a vital part of our life here particularly in the rural areas throughout Central Queensland and enjoys hearing the success stories from the crew when they return to base.
Interest in RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service stemmed from arranging and providing the finance for the Service to purchase their own aircraft after which I was invited to join the board.
I have been an active and passionate Board member since March 2002 as a Director of which I spent two years as chairman. During period as Chairman the Service entered into the era of twin engine helicopters to meet the growing expectations of the community and address the issues of having a suitable aircraft for the services we were being asked to provide by Government.
I was appointed by the Board in March 2013 into a contract position in the role of Executive Director. Purpose of this role was to co-ordinate a number of projects. These included contract negotiations for service provider post June 2013, contract negotiations with Queensland Health, feasibility into new hangar and a number of other initiatives around revenue generation.
Following resignation of CEO in late September I have taken over the duties associated with that position.
Business Development Officer
Michael knows firsthand the importance of aeromedical services after being airlifted from Winton last year. This experience, together with raising a young family, has shown Michael just how important it is to ensure that our region continues to be serviced by our rescue helicopter.
Michael takes up the challenge of Business Development Officer after spending most of his career in the automotive industry around Central Queensland.
PR & Community Co-ordinator
Kicking off my work career as a Graphic Designer for WIN Television and later as Production Co-ordinator gave me a great deal of ‘behind the scenes’ experience with the media, advertising and marketing. After 8 years with WIN Television I moved into the combined role of Marketing Manager and Customer Relations Co-ordinator for a long standing local company.
The PR & Community Co-ordinator position at RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service allowed me to combine my design, media, advertising, marketing, co-ordinating and relations experience perfectly. My previous media experience gave me the confidence to move from ‘behind the scenes’ work to dealing with the public. An aspect of my current role which I enjoy immensely. And knowing that I work for a charity in the business of saving lives in Central Queensland is incredibly rewarding and encouraging.