Wide Bay-Burnett Advisory Committee

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

Neil Philips

Neil McPhillips
Committee Chair

Neil McPhillips is Managing Director of Infants’ Friend Pty Ltd, a leading Australian pharmaceutical company specialising in products for infants.

He is also Director of the company, Starfire Solutions; a Regional Development Consultancy.  He has worked with all levels of government and the private sector for more than 30 years. His reputation for networking and sustainable development in businesses and community organisations is well regarded.

His expertise includes economic and business development and attraction. He is recognised for his efforts and success as the Economic Development Manager for Ipswich City Council during a time if that city’s rebirth and also the Bundaberg Region and the establishment of Bundaberg Technology Park and many other initiatives.

Neil is strongly connected to his community.  His commitment to community is evident in his participation in many community-based organisations and his preparedness to assist regional communities.   He is recognised as a business and industry leader in the Bundaberg and North Burnett regions.  Neil is noted for his success in driving the establishment of “The Foundation for the Sustainable Economic Recovery of the Bundaberg Region” (known as “Bundaberg Region Rising”).  This Foundation was established to assist Bundaberg-based business and industry to recover from natural disasters and to set the platform for recovery, rebuilding and renewing.

In 2018, Neil was awarded the prestigious “President’s Award” at the Bundaberg Regional Chambers of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

Michael Waters

Michael Waters

Michael is a Bundaberg lawyer and partner of MRH Lawyers.

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Scott Rowe

Scott Rowe

Scott Rowe has a strong small business background having held senior managerial positions with regional media companies across Queensland over the past 25 years.

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Peta Jamieson

Peta Jamieson

Peta has more than 20 years’ experience with the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council, private sector and the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).

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David Hay

David Hay

David Hay is the Group General Manager of Sealink Fraser Island which operates Kingfisher Bay Resort, Eurong Beach Resort, Fraser Island Barges & Fraser Explorer Tours.

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John Zahl

John Zahl

A long-term resident of Gayndah in the North Burnett, John brings with him a strong knowledge and background in business and community engagement.

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Dale Rethamel

Dale Rethamel

Dale Rethamel is the owner of Bundaberg based caravan dealership Takalvans and New Age Caravans Bundaberg.

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Ingrid Barham

Ingrid Barham

A communications and digital marketing professional with over 20+ years Australian and International exposure.

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