The Trust’s fundraising target is set at over $2,000,000 dollars per year to support the operation. Costs have increased in recent years as the demand for the service has increased and the team have moved into a purpose built emergency facility – the GCH Aviation base.
Through NZFDT we provide and maintain medical equipment. We provide medical transport equipment which is completely compatible with the hospitals equipment to provide back-up, emergency contingency, and maintenance cover.
Christine Prince– CEO New Zealand Flying Doctor Trust
The Role of the Trustees
A deliberate blend of commercial expertise and health experience has been sought in establishing the make-up of the Trust which is currently under the Chairmanship of Dr David Bowie.
Dr David Bowie – Chair
David is a Medical Specialist (Anesthesia 1985, Intensive Care 2002) and is currently working in Christchurch Hospital both as an Anesthetist and an Intensivist. He is the Clinical Leader of the Canterbury Air Retrieval Service. He is currently the Chairperson of the Canterbury West Coast Emergency Care Coordination Team (ECCT) and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer for the Christchurch School of Medicine (University of Otago)
Barry Bragg – Deputy Chair
Barry has been a Trustee since 2002 and is the Deputy Chair of the NZFDT. He is also a trustee for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust. He is the Chairman of Ngai Tahu Fishing Limited which has significant property, agricultural and land developments throughout the South Island. Barry is also on the board of the CDHB. He is also a Director of CRL Energy Ltd.
Murray Weakley – Trustee
Murray is a partner in the law firm Anthony Harper specialising in property, commercial, corporate and banking law. His particular areas of expertise are commercial agreements, banking law, property law, trust and tax law and local government law. He is a notary public and secretary of the South Island Society of Notaries and the Vice-President of the Canterbury Asthma Society. Murray is also a trustee for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust.
David Duns – Treasurer
David is a Chartered Accountant and has many years of experience as a Business Consultant. David is also Treasurer for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust.
Cilla Glasson – Trustee
Cilla has many years of experience in the fundraising sector. Cilla is on the board of St Georges Hospital. She has served on the board at the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust, 180 degrees Trust, St Georges Cancer Care Centre Trust. She has also worked on the advisory board for the Salvation Army. Her leadership skills and fundraising knowledge make her a valued member of the team.
Jock Muir – Trustee
Jock’s professional experience has been based initially in sales and marketing roles with BP Oil and Westpac Bank. He has worked in a range of strategic, planning and operational roles in the public health service in Australia and New Zealand, most recently at the CDHB. Jock has a broad experience in the private sector. He has been involved in setting up and running a mobile surgical service, as well as setting up and acting as a shareholder and director in a private cardiac service.
David Cartwright – Trustee
David is a relatively new member to the Trust board and currently works as the Managing Director Cartwright Catering Group. David offers a wide range of experience from a variety of different industries.
In 2018 alone we completed
1180 missions across New Zealand
We are so grateful
for the support of our community
We need to raise
2.5 million dollars each year