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.

Simon Tompkins

Chairman

Michelle Boag

CEO (Acting) / Trustee

Ken Baguley

Trustee

Lance O'Sullivan

Trustee

David Powell

Trustee

Roger Hortop

Flight Operations Manager / Chief Pilot

Christopher Denny

Medical Director of Auckland HEMS

Tony Smith

HEMS Doctor and Medical Director, St John

Mark (Tinny) Cannell

Chief Air Crew Officer

John Hooper

GM - Marketing & Fundraising

Jeff Nother

I.T. Manager

Greg Brownson

Hangar Manager / Maintenance Controller

Karl Taylor

Chief Paramedic

James Tayler

Pilot / Deputy Flight Operations Manager

Rob Arrowsmith

Pilot

Paul Robinson

Pilot / Training Manager

Johnny Stanton

Pilot

Rob Anderson

Pilot

Bruce Joy

Pilot

Jason Haggitt

Pilot

Norm McDonald

Pilot

Steve Barham

Pilot

Casey Drum

Intensive Care Paramedic

Russell (Rusty) Clark

Intensive Care Paramedic

Marcel Driessen

Intensive Care Paramedic

Russell Clarke

Intensive Care Paramedic

Ross Aitken

Intensive Care Paramedic

Rob Gemmell

Intensive Care Paramedic

Chris (Deacs) Deacon

Intensive Care Paramedic

Stefan Gabor

Intensive Care Paramedic / Clinical Educator

Josh Sanders

Intensive Care Paramedic

Ati Wynyard

Air Crew Officer

Aaron Knight

Air Crew Officer / Co-Pilot

Simon Owen

Air Crew Officer / Co-Pilot

Richard Selby

Air Crew Officer / Co-Pilot

Vasya Makhinko

Air Crew Officer / Co-Pilot

Max Cawley

Air Crew Officer

Dean Bunbury

HEMS Doctor

Heidi Baker

HEMS Doctor

Emma Batistich

HEMS Doctor (Acting HEMS Education Lead)

Alana Harper

FACEM (HEMS Lead Safety, Quality and Training)

Paul Blakemore

HEMS Doctor

Nicholas Longley

HEMS Doctor

Gareth Richards

HEMS Doctor

Stephanie Valent

HEMS Doctor

Marnix Buonajuti

HEMS Doctor

Stephanie Mackie

HEMS Doctor

Louise Park

HEMS Doctor

Jono Wills

HEMS Doctor

Scott McGilvray

HEMS Doctor

Lincoln Davies

Communications Manager

Kerrie Spicer

Planned Giving Manager

Michelle Geange

Donation Support Manager

Missy Taurere

PA to CEO

Dan Coombe

Art Director / Designer

Bruce Kerr

Patient Liaison Officer

Barry Watkin

Logistical Support

Jane Dyke

Document Controller

Leanda Hunt

Events Manager

Lorraine Patterson

Accounts

Debbie Bell

Volunteers Manager

Fraser Burt

Maintenance Controller

Phillip Stott

Safety Manager

Darrell Simpson

Flight Simulation Manager Instructor / Event Safety Manager

Chris Purdeu

Corporate Team Member

Ros Denton

Corporate Team Member

Nigel Hood

Corporate Team Member

Phillip Hedstrom

Corporate Team Member

Shaan Hulena

Corporate Fundraising Manager

Paul Yates

Corporate Team Member

Rob Taylor

Corporate Team Member

Phil Sheffield

Corporate Team Member

Kim Walker

Community Fundraising Manager

Miles Tillott

Community Team Member

Arthur Brewer

Community Team Member

Simi Khiani

Community Team Member

Pippa Wetzell

Ambassador

Ian Jones

Ambassador

Miles Davis

Ambassador