Governance

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is made up of seven legal entities operating around Australia, under a federated structure, and working together under a joint venture agreement.

Each of the entities are independent, both financially and operationally, with their own Board and management. Each entity is a charity, registered with and regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

The entities are: RFDS Central Operations, RFDS Queensland Section, RFDS South Eastern Section, RFDS Victorian Section, RFDS Tasmania, RFDS Western Operations, and the last is RFDS of Australia (located in Canberra).

Dr John O'Donnell

Dr John O'Donnell

Deputy Federation Chair and Independent Director

Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker

Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker

Independent Indigenous Board Director

Ms Loretta Reynolds

Ms Loretta Reynolds

RFDS Central Operations Rep

Mr Denis Henry

Mr Denis Henry

RFDS Victoria Rep

Ms Ruth Sandow

Ms Ruth Sandow

RFDS South Eastern Rep

Mr Malcolm White

Mr Malcolm White

RFDS Tasmania Rep

Mary Gray

Mr Mark Gray

RFDS Queensland Rep

Saul Harben

Saul Harben

RFDS Western Operations Rep

Sam Walsh

Sam Walsh AO

Western Operations Chair

Professor Fiona Wood AM

Professor Fiona Wood AM

Western Operations Board Member

Dr Angus Turner

Dr Angus Turner

Western Operations Board Member

Robert Slocombe

Robert Slocombe

Western Operations Board Member

John Walker

John Walker

Western Operations Board Member

Saul Harben

Saul Harben

Western Operations Board Member

Tim Shackleton

Tim Shackleton

Western Operations Board Member

John Van Der Wielen

John Van Der Wielen

Western Operations Board Member