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Organisation Structure | Board of Directors | Senior Management

Garry Filmer
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Filmer is a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with over 36 years experience and has been involved in Regional Airline and Maintenance Repair Organisation management over the last 20 years, holding positions such as Engineering Manager and General Manager Engineering. He joined Rex in 2007 as Engineering Advisor in the Chairman’s Office and as a member of the Engineering Management Committee was involved in the coordination of projects such as the management of Ground Support Equipment, review of engineering resources and the recruitment of staff. He became General Manager Engineering in June 2008 and then Chief Operating Officer in March 2012. As Chief Operating Officer Mr. Filmer is responsible for Regional Express operations including flight operations, continuing airworthiness, maintenance control, airport operations and the human factors group.

Mr. Filmer was appointed as Executive Director on 1 March 2012. He was re-elected to the Board on 27 November 2012.

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 20 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).

Dale Hall
General Manager, Engineering

Dale has over 32 years of aviation engineering experience. He began his career as an apprentice in the Royal Australian Air Force where he served for nine years. He then spent the next 17 years in the industry working in turbine engine and component overhaul facilities, on and offshore gas and petroleum helicopter industries and maintaining aero-medical charter aircraft. Dale joined Kendell Airlines in 1999 as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and held the position of a Technical Support Engineer with both Kendell and Rex. In late 2006 Dale was appointed as a Maintenance Controller for Rex and took up the position of Maintenance Control Manager in 2007. In March 2012, he was appointed GM Engineering and Chairman of the Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA). As GM Engineering, he became Part 145 Accountable Manager for both Rex and Air Link Approved Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) in June 2013. He is a member of the Rex Management Committee.


Neville Howell
General Manager Flight Operations and Chief Pilot

Neville has over 32 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. As GMFO he is responsible for all facets of the Company's flight operations and all operational matters affecting the safety of flight operations. Neville is a member of the Rex Management Committee.


Png Yeow Tat
Deputy General Manager, Engineering

Tat has been in aviation engineering for more than 30 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 mid 2007 as the Logistics Advisor and subsequently as the Engineering Advisor in the Chairman's Office. He is a member of the Rex Engineering Management Committee and a member of the Rex Management Committee. As Deputy GM Engineering, he became Part 145 Alternate Accountable Manager for both Rex and Air Link Approved Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) in June 2013.






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