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Organisation Structure | Board of Directors | Senior Management

Neville Howell
Chief Operating Officer

Neville has over 34 years of aviation experience and has been with the Company since its inception in August 2002. He has operated the Saab 340 as a First Officer and Captain for over 18 years for both Hazelton Airlines and Regional Express. Prior to his role as GM Flight Operations (GMFO) and Chief Pilot, Neville was Manager Training & Checking and Deputy Chief Pilot. He is an extensively qualified and experienced simulator and aircraft instructor and has held positions as both Training and Check Captain. Neville was the Chief Flying Instructor and Chief Pilot for the first integrated pilot training academy in Australia and has provided cadet pilot training for both domestic and international carriers. Neville is a qualified lecturer in a number of aviation subjects and has a Diploma of Aviation. He holds a number of Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) delegations and has done since 1984. He became Chief Operating Officer in July 2014. As Chief Operating Officer Neville is responsible for Regional Express operations including flight operations, continuing airworthiness, maintenance control, airport operations and the human factors group.

Neville was appointed as an Executive Director on 1 July 2014.



Warrick Lodge
General Manager, Network Strategy and Sales

Warrick manages a team responsible for scheduling, pricing, revenue management, sales and commercial analysis. His duties include the monitoring of network performance and analysis of both existing and new market opportunities. Warrick has more than 23 years of regional airline experience in the specialised areas of scheduling, pricing and revenue management and held the position of Manager Network Planning with Kendell Airlines, having joined that company in 1992. Warrick has been with Rex since its inception in 2002 and is also a member of the Rex Management Committee.

Irwin Tan
General Manager, Corporate Services

Irwin's background was originally in genetic research after graduating with first class honours in biotechnology from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Irwin left the field of genetic research when he joined Morrison Express Logistics in 1999 and then Singapore Airlines in 2001. He was later transferred to Singapore Airlines Cargo as an executive where he took on various appointments in product development, advertising, sales and airline alliances before taking on the role of Regional Marketing Manager in South West Pacific in 2003. Irwin joined Rex in July 2005 and was appointed the Company Secretary on 7 September 2005. Irwin is also a member of the Rex Management Committee.

Mayooran Thanabalasingham
General Manager, Information Technology and Communications

Mayooran completed his Associate Diploma of Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering in 2001. He commenced with Rex in April 2004 and leads a team of Information Technology (IT) professionals responsible for ensuring day-to-day operations of the airline. With over 11 years experience and an extensive background in information technology, Mayooran has managed a range of IT projects and initiatives for Rex including the Internet Booking Engine, the Amend Booking Engine and Web Check-in. Mayooran is a member of the Rex Management Committee and a Director of the Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA).

Paul Fisher
General Manager Flight Operations and Chief Pilot

Paul has over 25 years of aviation experience and has been with the Company since its inception in August 2002. He has operated the Saab 340 as a First Officer and Captain for over 14 years for both Hazelton Airlines and Regional Express. Prior to his role as GM Flight Operations (GMFO) and Chief Pilot, Paul has served in various roles within the Training and Checking department along with being the Adelaide Flight Operations Manager, Flight Standards Manager and the Training & Checking Manager / Duty Chief Pilot. He holds a number of Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) delegations. As GMFO he is responsible for all facets of the Company's flight operations and all operational matters affecting the safety of flight operations.

 

Png Yeow Tat
General Manager, Engineering

Tat has been in aviation engineering for more than 35 years and has many years of experience in various senior management positions. He graduated with an Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the UK. Tat joined Rex in June 2007 as the Logistics Advisor and subsequently as the Engineering Advisor in the Chairman's Office. He became the Deputy General Manager and Part 145 Alternate Accountable Manager for both Rex and Air Link Approved Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) in June 2013. He is a member of the Rex Engineering Management Committee and a member of the Rex Management Committee.

Mark Burgess
Deputy General Manager, Engineering

Mark Burgess is a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with over 30 years’ experience and has been with the Company since its inception in 2002.

His career began as an Apprentice in the British Armed Forces where he maintained helicopters for 12 years and left as a Senior Rank. He continued his career in the oil and gas industry with CHC Helicopters and also British Midland Regional Prop and Jet RPT services. He migrated to Australia in 2001 to work for Kendell Airlines in Wagga Wagga and became Production Leader co-ordinating maintenance and manpower on heavy checks for Saab 340 aircraft. In 2008 he moved to Adelaide as the Line Maintenance Supervisor and oversaw expansion of Rex maintenance activities from line to heavy maintenance. He is a member of the Rex Engineering Management Committee

 

 

 

 

 

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