The LifeFlight Board brings together respected leaders with a diverse range of medical, aviation, business, financial and philanthropic experience. The Board reflects LifeFlight's values and works to ensure integrity, transparency and accountability at all times while shaping the direction and future sustainability of LifeFlight's cause.

  • Hon Rob Borbidge AO

    Chairman (Non-Executive)

    The Honourable Robert Borbidge AO became Chairman of LifeFlight in July 2013 after the company merged with the Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service. The 35th Premier of Queensland, Rob Borbidge led a...

  • Don Moffatt

    Deputy Chairman (Non-Executive)

    A Life Member of LifeFlight, Don Moffatt’s passion for flying and devotion to helping the community were combined as a Board Member and Chairman of the Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service...

  • Ashley van de Velde

    Director (Executive) and Chief Executive Officer

    Driven to provide rapid aeromedical retrieval services to as many people as possible, Ashley has devoted his life to LifeFlight’s mission and vision and has been CEO of the organisation for more than...

  • Stewart Morland

    Director (Non-Executive)

    Stewart Morland has been involved in the Australian Energy sector for more than 25 years. Since his first venture in the Eromanga Basin in the 1990s Stewart has been at the forefront of the upstream...

  • Bill Freeman

    Director (Non-Executive)

    Bill Freeman is an experienced Sunshine Coast businessman. Bill is a long time local person having contributed to many community services in the region. Bill’s training as a land surveyor and then as...

  • Colin Archer

    Director (Non-Executive)

    Colin is an experienced accountant and respected industry leader having founded Archer Gowland Chartered Accountants in 1981 and Archers Body Corporate Management in 1982. He has more than 30 years’...

  • Hon. Jim Elder

    Director (Non-Executive)

    Former Deputy Premier of Queensland, Hon. James (Jim) Elder has a long history of serving Queensland communities. During more than 12 years of parliamentary service with the Queensland Government, Jim...

  • Rod Forrester

    Director (Non-Executive)

    Rod Forrester is a highly successful Sunshine Coast based businessman who places a strong emphasis on community. In 2002 he became a Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service Board Member, and in July 2013...

  • Peter Young

    Director (Executive)

    Peter Young is a small business operator, who as a LifeFlight Board Member since the early 1980s, is part of the furniture. The 62 year old was born and bred in Brisbane before moving to the picturesque...

  • Paul Turner

    Director (Non-Executive)

    Paul Turner has worked for more than 30 years in media, politics, public relations and corporate communications for companies such as Bank of Queensland and Origin Energy. Paul Turner has been Executive...