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Organisation Structure | Board of Directors | Senior Management

Neville Howell
Chief Operating Officer

Neville Howell has over 38 years of aviation experience and has been with the Company since its inception in August 2002. He 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 General Manager Flight Operations (GMFO) and Chief Pilot, Mr Howell 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. Mr Howell 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. He is a qualified lecturer in several aviation subjects and has a Diploma of Aviation. He has held many Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) delegations since 1984. As GMFO Mr Howell was responsible for all facets of the Company's flight operations and all operational matters affecting the safety of flight operations.

Mr Howell became Chief Operating Officer in July 2014. As Chief Operating Officer he is responsible for Regional Express operations including flight operations, continuing airworthiness, maintenance control, airport operations and the human factors group. Mr Howell is the Accountable Manager for the Regional Express Air Operator Certificate (AOC).



Warrick Lodge
General Manager, Network Strategy & Sales

Warrick Lodge manages the 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. Mr Lodge has 27 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. Mr Lodge 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 Tan's background was originally in genetic research after graduating with first-class honours in biotechnology from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Mr Tan 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 for the South-West Pacific region in 2003. Mr Tan joined Rex in July 2005 and was appointed the Company Secretary on 7 September 2005. Mr Tan is also a member of the Rex Management Committee.

Mayooran Thanabalasingham
General Manager, Information Technology & Communications

Mayooran Thanabalasingam leads a team of Information Technology (IT) professionals responsible for ensuring day-to-day operations of the airline. With over 19 years of experience and an extensive background in information technology, he has managed a range of IT projects and initiatives for Rex including the Internet Booking Engine, the Amend Booking Engine, Web Check-in and numerous Mobile/iPad applications. Mr Thanabalasingam has a Masters of Business Administration (Computing) from Charles Sturt University. He also has a Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology) as well as an Associate Diploma of Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering. He commenced with Rex in April 2004. Mr Thanabalasingam is a member of the Rex Management Committee and a Director of the Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA).

Png Yeow Tat
General Manager, Engineering

Png Yeow Tat has been in aviation engineering for more than 40 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. Mr Png 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.

Mr Burgess' 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 regular public transport (RPT) services. He migrated to Australia in 2001 to work for Kendell Airlines in Wagga Wagga and became Production Leader coordinating maintenance and manpower on heavy checks for Saab 340 aircraft. In 2008 Mr Burgess moved to Adelaide as the Line Maintenance Supervisor and oversaw the expansion of Rex maintenance activities from line to heavy maintenance. He is a member of the Rex Engineering Management Committee.

David Brooksby
National Airports Manager

David Brooksby commenced the role of National Airports Manager for Rex in 2010. Mr Brooksby has held previous senior roles in a management and operational capacity at each of Rex's major airports including Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne since joining the company in April 2006. Prior to commencing employment with Rex, Mr Brooksby worked as a contracted outport agent with his family's business at Mount Gambier airport where his father is the Company's longest-standing contracted ground handling agent, having been contracted by Rex/Kendell since 1982 to provide ground handling services. Mr Brooksby graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Management in 2003. Mr Brooksby is also a member of the Rex Management Committee.

 

Paul Fisher
General Manager, Flight Operations and Chief Pilot

Paul Fisher has over 29 years of aviation experience and has been with the Company since its inception in August 2002. He has operated the Saab 340 aircraft as a First Officer and Captain for over 19 years with both Hazelton Airlines and Regional Express. Prior to his role as General Manager Flight Operations (GMFO) and Chief Pilot, Mr Fisher served in various roles within the Training and Checking department including the Adelaide Flight Operations Manager, Flight Standards Manager and the Training & Checking Manager / Deputy Chief Pilot. He holds several 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.

 

Anthony Gibara
General Manager, Human Factors

Anthony Gibara leads a team of aviation professionals who are responsible for Group Safety, Compliance, Security and Quality Assurance across the Rex Group. He has for been with the company for nine years, holds a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and has held previous roles in Network Operations Management. Anthony represents the Rex Group at a number of industry forums, working alongside the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Airservices Australia. He is also a qualified lead auditor and has completed a Postgraduate Degree in Aviation Management with UNSW.

 

 

 

 

 

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