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.

Murray Bolton

Chairman

Michelle Boag

Trustee

Ken Baguley

Trustee

Craig Marshall

Trustee

Sir John Kirwan

Trustee

Greg Barrow

Chief Executive Officer

Roger Hortop

Flight Operations Manager / Chief Pilot

Christopher Denny

Medical Director of Auckland HEMS

Tony Smith

HEMS Doctor and Medical Director, St Johns

Mark (Tinny) Cannell

Chief Crewman

John Hooper

GM - Marketing & Fundraising

Jeff Nother

I.T. Manager

Greg Brownson

Helicopter Manager / Maintenance Controller

Karl Taylor

Chief Paramedic

James Tayler

Pilot

Rob Arrowsmith

Pilot

Paul Robinson

Pilot / Training Manager

Johnny Stanton

Pilot

Rob Anderson

Pilot

Russell Procter

Pilot

Bruce Joy

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

Ati Wynyard

Crewman

Aaron Knight

Crewman / Co-Pilot

Simon Owen

Crewman / Co-Pilot

John (Winnie) Skirrow

Crewman

Richard Selby

Crewman / Co-Pilot

Vasya Makhinko

Crewman / Co-Pilot

Brett Gerrard

HEMS Doctor

Ula Heywood

HEMS Doctor

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

Dave Walley

Project Manager

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

Engineer

Phillip Stott

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

Kim Walker

Community Fundraising Manager

Henda Chandrasena

Community Team Member

Miles Tillott

Community Team Member

Arthur Brewer

Community Team Member

Simi Khiani

Community Team Member

Pippa Wetzell

Ambassador

Ian Jones

Ambassador

Stephanie Valent

HEMS Fellow