Ashley van de Velde

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.

Ashley measures success by the number of lives LifeFlight has helped over the years, and will help in the future.

With the organisation from the beginning, the then Queensland Water Police Officer used to volunteer as an aircrewman back in 1981.

Since then Ashley has been responsible for LifeFlight’s growth and diversification nationally and internationally and is committed to ensuring quality medical care is available to local and remote communities.

One of Australia’s most experienced CEO’s in the complex aeromedical industry; Ashley is a master at developing solutions in challenging situations. His core belief is helping build stronger communities alongside government and industry. 

The combination of these skills and his extensive operational knowledge, help ensure LifeFlight’s long-term sustainability.