The LifeFlight Board brings together respected leaders with a diverse range of medical, aviation, business, financial and philanthropic experience. The LifeFlight 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.

Jim Elder

Hon. Jim Elder
Chair

The former Deputy Premier of Queensland, Hon. James (Jim) Elder has a long history of serving Queensland communities.

Jim has served in a number of capacities at LifeFlight over the past 15 years and brings an abundance of government policy knowledge and experience. During more than 12 years of parliamentary service with the Queensland Government, Jim worked across portfolios in State Development and Trade, Transport, Health, Business, Industry and Regional Development, as well as Youth, Sport and Recreation.

As well as an integral knowledge of government policy, Jim specialises in business development and Government interaction with private sector initiatives. Through his career, Jim has created a solid record of business and project development achievements. Jim has also been instrumental in attracting a number of high profile businesses to Queensland.

Jim is currently the Non-Executive Director for Centurion Group of Companies, Non-Executive Director of Infinite Water, a Director of APIED Ltd Australia, a Director of British Borneo Petroleum Australia, Chairman of the Enhance Group, as well as Director of LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine Limited, Director of LifeFlight Commercial and a Director of LifeFlight.

Stewart Moreland

Stewart Morland
Deputy Chair (Non-Executive)

Current LifeFlight Australia Deputy Chairman, Stewart Morland has been involved in the Australian Energy sector for more than 25 years.

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Jan Taylor

Jan Taylor
Director (Non-Executive)

Jan established JTA Australia following a successful public sector career as Queensland’s Director of Fair Trading and  Commissioner for Consumer Affairs.

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Ashley van de Velde

Ashley van de Velde OAM
Managing 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 two decades.

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Hon. Rob Borbidge AO
Director (Non-Executive)

The Honourable Robert Borbidge AO was Chair of the LifeFlight Board from July 2013 to May 2023 after the company merged with the Sunshine Coast helicopter Rescue Service.

The 35th Premier of Queensland, Rob Borbidge led a minority National Liberal Coalition Government from 1996 to 1998. He served in senior Cabinet posts, was Deputy Leader and Leader of the Opposition before retiring in 2001 after serving more than 20 years as the Member for Surfers Paradise.

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Rebecca Frizelle

Rebecca Frizelle OAM
Director (Non-Executive)

Rebecca Frizelle is Chief Operating Officer of Frizelle Prestige and a key shareholder at Frizelle Sunshine Automotive and PWA. In 2014, she was appointed to the Board of the Titans and became the first female Chair in the NRL code.

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Allan Godbee
Director (Non-Executive)

Allan has a passion in helping small to medium size business owners and professionals in the strategic development of their business and personal affairs. With a career spanning 30 years in the professional services industry, Allan is able to assist his clients in business growth planning, risk targeting and management, benchmarking, strategic advice, succession and estate planning, capital investment and funding.

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John Lewis
Director (Non-Executive)

John is a successful businessman, owner of the Lewis Hotel Group, and a former LifeFlight Jet pilot.

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