Our Team

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter team is made up of a dedicated group of Operational and Support staff. Within their own individual departments, and as a whole, they work together to provide a world-class air rescue service for the communities of Greater Auckland, its outer islands, and the Coromandel Peninsula.

Sir John Kirwan

Trustee

Roger Hortop

Flight Operations Manager / Chief Pilot

Christopher Denny

Medical Director of Auckland HEMS

Mark (Tinny) Cannell

Chief Crewman

Pippa Wetzell

Ambassador

Greg Barrow

Chief Executive Officer

Karl Taylor

Chief Paramedic

Murray Bolton

Chairman

John Hooper

GM - Marketing & Fundraising

Dan Coombe

Art Director / Designer

Debbie Bell

Volunteers Coordinator

Fraser Burt

Engineer

Rob Arrowsmith

Pilot

Heidi Baker

HEMS Doctor

Emma Batistich

HEMS Doctor (Acting HEMS Education Lead)

Russell (Rusty) Clark

Intensive Care Paramedic

Rob Anderson

Pilot

Aaron Knight

Crewman / Co-Pilot

Ross Aitken

Intensive Care Paramedic

Ros Denton

Corporate Team member

Sean Fair

HEMS Doctor

Paul Blakemore

HEMS Doctor

Simon Owen

Crewman / Co-Pilot

Russell Clarke

Intensive Care Paramedic

John McDougall

Trustee

Russell Procter

Pilot

Jane Dyke

Quality Assurance Assistant

Paul Robinson

Pilot / Training Manager

Brett Gerrard

HEMS Doctor

Chris (Deacs) Deacon

Intensive Care Paramedic

Michelle Boag

Trustee

Ken Baguley

Trustee

Richard Selby

Crewman / Co-Pilot

Michelle Geange

Donation Support Manager

Johnny Stanton

Pilot

Alana Harper

FACEM (HEMS Lead Safety, Quality and Training)

Marcel Driessen

Intensive Care Paramedic

John (Winnie) Skirrow

Crewman

Phillip Hedstrom

Corporate Team member

James Tayler

Pilot

Ula Heywood

HEMS Doctor

Casey Drum

Intensive Care Paramedic

Ati Wynyard

Crewman

Craig Marshall

Trustee

Nigel Hood

Corporate Team member

Dave Walley

Project Manager

Stefan Gabor

Intensive Care Paramedic / Clinical Educator

Lincoln Davies

Communications Manager

Nicholas Longley

HEMS Doctor

Rob Gemmell

Intensive Care Paramedic

Shaan Hulena

Corporate Fundraising Manager

Greg Brownson

Helicopter Manager / Maintenance Controller

Tony Smith

HEMS Doctor and Medical Director, St Johns

Leanda Hunt

PA to CEO & FOM

Dean Bunbury

HEMS Doctor

Bruce Kerr

Patient Liaison Officer

Jeff Nother

I.T. Manager

Stephanie Valent

HEMS Fellow

Lorraine Patterson

Accounts

Chris Purdeu

Corporate Team member

Kerrie Spicer

Planned Giving Manager

Missy Taurere

Community Donation Support

Barry Watkin

Logistical Support

Katie Tomlinson

Event Coordinator

Paul Yates

Corporate Team member

Kim Walker

Community Fundraising Manager

Miles Tillott

Community Team member

Arthur Brewer

Community Team

Gagandeep (Gary) Singh

Community Team

Adam Gardner

Community Team