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).

Ms Amanda Vanstone

Ms Amanda Vanstone

Federation Chair and Independent Director

Mr Michael Reid

Mr Michael Reid

Independent Director

Ms Loretta Reynolds

Ms Loretta Reynolds

RFDS Central Operations Rep

Mr Denis Henry

Mr Denis Henry

RFDS Victoria Rep

Mr Lyell Strambi

Mr Lyell Strambi

RFDS South Eastern Ops Rep

Richard Alder

Mr Richard Alder

RFDS Western Operations Rep

Mr Malcolm White

Mr Malcolm White

RFDS Tasmania Rep

Bill Mellor

Mr William Mellor

RFDS Queensland Rep

Loretta Reynolds

Loretta Reynolds

Central Operations Chair

David Hills

David Hills

Central Operations Deputy Chair

Paul Prestwich

Paul Prestwich

Central Operations Treasurer

Janet Chisholm

Janet Chisholm

Central Operations Board Member

Dr Tim Cooper AM

Dr Tim Cooper AM

Central Operations Board Member

Glenise Coulthard

Glenise Coulthard

Central Operations Board Member

Brendan Eblen

Brendan Eblen

Central Operations Board Member

Dr Ian Gould

Dr Ian Gould AM

Central Operations Board Member

Graham Gunn

Hon Graham Gunn JP

Central Operations Board Member