North West Queensland Advisory Committee

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue is proud to introduce the North West Queensland Regional Advisory Committee – a group of dedicated community leaders who help keep our helicopters and doctors in the air.

Susan McDonald

Senator Susan McDonald

Susan grew up on her family’s cattle property, 70km south of Cloncurry.

She was educated by Correspondence School and Mt Isa School of the Air before boarding school in Brisbane.

Her first job was cooking for a stock camp and working at Expo ’88 in Brisbane before going to the University of Queensland to study accounting with the idea she would go back to the family station to handle the bookkeeping.

But circumstances changed and she ended up in Brisbane where she worked in different businesses as an Accountant before going in as Chief of Staff for Natural Resources and Mines Minister, Andrew Cripps.

Susan’s family had bought a chain of butcher shops in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and she ran them for 6 years before being elected to the Australian Senate for Queensland.

She has three teenaged kids and is now based in Townsville.

Susan was elected to the Senate in May, 2019 after securing the No.2 spot on Queensland’s Liberal National Party ticket. She is currently the chairman of the Federal Government’s Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport committee.

Tony McGrady

The Hon. Tony McGrady AM
Committee Chair

Tony came to Mount Isa in 1963, he is married to Sandra they have two children Susan and Paul.

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Robbie Katter

Robbie Katter MP
Patron of LifeFlight North West Region

KAP State Leader and Member for Traeger, Robbie Katter, was born and raised in Charters Towers, North Queensland and has a strong empathy for rural and regional communities.

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John Wharton

Cr John Wharton AM

John Wharton has been in the Northern cattle industry all his life, having owned cattle properties in the Richmond and Etheridge Shire.

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James Bambrick

James Bambrick

I’m a young, proud aboriginal man from Mount Isa with two beautiful daughters Rikki and Peyton with my fiancé Michelle.

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Maryann Wipaki

Maryann Wipaki

Maryann Wipaki is the General Manager of Health, Safety, Environment and Community Relations for the Glencore Queensland Base Metals Business.

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Greg Langtree

Greg Langtree

Greg is always in attendance at community sporting group and community organisation AGMs where he provides volunteer assistance with their financial affairs and audit requirements.

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Lee Pulman

Lee Pulman

Lee Pulman arrived in Mount Isa in May 1973.

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