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

Ms Ruth Sandow

Ms Ruth Sandow

RFDS South Eastern Rep

Erica Smyth

Ms Erica Smyth AC

RFDS Western Operations Rep

Mr Malcolm White

Mr Malcolm White

RFDS Tasmania Rep

Mary Gray

Mr Mark Gray

RFDS Queensland Rep

Loretta Reynolds

Loretta Reynolds

Central Operations Chair

Paul Prestwich

Paul Prestwich OAM

Central Operations Deputy Chairman & Treasurer

Janet Chisholm

Janet Chisholm

Central Operations Board Member

Dr Tim Cooper AM

Dr Tim Cooper AM

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

Peter de Cure

Peter de Cure

Central Operations Board Member

Dr Christine Lesnikowski

Dr Christine Lesnikowski

Central Operations Board Member