About Us

LEADERSHIP TEAM


Director

Dr Glenn McKay

MBChB, BSc, DipGrad, PGCertAME, PGDipAeroRT

Glenn graduated from The University of Otago Medical School in 2002 and has worked as a flight doctor with multiple rotary and fixed wing aeromedical organisations and in pre hospital environments for the military, RFDS, ski patrols, offshore oil & gas sector, and with disaster response teams. He is a commissioned Medical Officer with the Australian Defence Force and presently fills clinical roles in international assistance, aeromedical retrieval,  and pre hospital medicine. Dr McKay taught as an Assistant Professor on the teaching faculty for post graduate degrees in Retrieval Medicine at Bond University and completed his postgraduate training in aeromedical retrieval and transport through The University of Otago School of Aviation Medicine.

Director

Michael Smith

Michael has been practicing pre-hospital medicine for over 20 years and has been a Intensive Care Paramedic for the past 16 years with state based ambulance service in Australia. He has worked with both both State Government and Private pre-hospital Ambulance services. He has worked with both Rotary and Fixed wing aircraft and has a strong focus and experience in evaluation safety systems that allow for the safe delivery of care to patients. He has provided input to several major departmental enquiries that have implemented safety systems for pre-hospital clinicians.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Health Science through Victoria University and an Advanced Diploma in Paramedical Science. He also holds qualifications in front line management of ambulance clinicians and has been involved with the development of university curriculum programs for the Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic)

Michael currently sits on the board of directors for the Medical Rescue Foundation and chaired the operations team that lead the Disaster Response teams to the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 where the disaster response teams treated in excess of 3000 patients in a 30 day period. Michael continued this role when the foundation deployed teams post devastating floods in the Solomon Islands in 2014.

Michael has been actively involved with development of clinical governance mechanisms to maintain and expand the scope of practice of paramedics in the pre-hospital environment. Michael currently sits on the Board of Directors with the Australian & New Zealand College of Paramedicine and is also the company treasurer. Michael is currently providing direct input to the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council in relation to the submission for Paramedics to be included on the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency as a registered profession.

Director

Eddie Bennet

Eddie has been engaged in Emergency Services, Disaster Operations and Helicopter Rescue for over 30 years with extensive practical experience in operations and the delivery of training and assessment for these areas.

Working with and across all levels of government, non government, corporate and volunteer organisations in emergent and non emergent environments, Eddie has developed sound skills in leadership, management, operations coordination, training, planning, response, evacuation and recovery.

Eddie holds a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management as well as Diplomas in SAR, WH&S, Public Safety, Security and Risk Management, Government Investigations as well as Fraud Control. Eddie has also received the ILS Citation of Merit, as well as the Australian Bravery Medal, the Australian National Sea Safety Award, National Emergency Response Medal, National Meritorious Service Medal, National Police Service Medal and more.

Director

Brian MacDonald

Brian is a qualified Civil Engineer (B.EngHons), Manager and Company Director. He has in excess of 25 years’ experience in corporate leadership roles in the fields of mining and resources, investment management and construction/development project management.

These roles include former CEO roles with major international resources firms Vale and AMCI International and Senior Executive roles with Australian based international firms including the former MIM Holdings and Thiess Pty Ltd. Brian has extensive corporate and multi-disciplinary business experience internationally, and in particular throughout Asia, including significant experience with international funding and financial relationships.

More recently Brian has been involved with leading and establishing numerous start-up companies in various fields including Engineering and Mining services, Aviation and Aerospace services, Materials technology and Automotive Engineering services. These include the now publicly listed Calibre Group Limited (ASX:CGH) and the privately owned groups’ Connect Resource Services (in Australia and throughout Asia), Aviation and Aerospace Services International Pty Ltd. He presently also manages a diversified group of business investments via the privately owned ADV Resources a Limited Partnership.

General Manager

Lisa Amarant

BCom (E Commerce & Marketing)

Lisa completed her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in E-commerce & Marketing in 2002 at Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria. Lisa has worked in London for an American telecommunications company and spent time in Europe and Africa before beginning in a Corporate Communications role for Racing Victoria Limited, Lisa quickly progressed her career through the Sports, Media and Telco industries and from this, has a diverse career background in the disciplines of Product, Sales and Marketing Management. More recently, Lisa has been privately consulting with organisations in the areas of strategy development and operational improvement.

Medical Director

Dr Mark Shirran

MB BS BMedSci(Hons) DipIMC RCS (Ed), FACEM

Mark graduated in medicine from the University of London in 2001. He moved to Australia in 2004 and has since completed his advanced training in emergency medicine. He works full-time as a Staff Specialist Emergency Physician at the Gold Coast University Hospital ED. Mark has a specialist interest in pre-hospital/retrieval medicine and has worked in various  operations on fixed and rotary platforms, both here and in the UK, including London’s Air Ambulance HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service), Essex & Herts HEMS,CareFlight Qld and RFDS. He has also completed a pre-hospital fellowship with Queensland Ambulance Service and continues to work part-time for them as a Senior Ambulance Medical Officer, with regular shifts on the Brisbane Trauma Response Team.

Senior Flight Doctor and Duty Consultant

Dr Martin Chase

MBBS, FACEM

Martin graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney Medical School in 1993 and completed his Fellowship in Emergency Medicine in 2001. Since then he has maintained a clinical interest in retrieval medicine.  In addition to undertaking aeromedical retrievals for  Medical Rescue, Martin has worked as a retrieval doctor and coordinator for the Westpac Lifesaver helicopter service in Northern NSW, and in recent years as a medical coordinator for Retrieval Services Queensland.

Senior Flight Doctor and Duty Consultant

Dr Harvey Hunt

MBBS, FRACS (Retired), FACEM

Harvey is a University of Queensland graduate and joint fellowship holder in Surgery and Emergency Medicine (FRACS and FACEM). Harvey has over 37 years experience in Emergency Medicine (26 as ED Director) and pre-hospital medicine including RFDS (4 years), rescue helicopters both nationally (20 years) and more recently internationally (8 years). Harvey chose to cease general surgery in 2003 after 20 years of practice to devote his energy to, and continue his passion for emergency and retrieval medicine in both fixed and rotary wing. Harvey has performed roles as Medical Director, lecturer, and instructor on some 50 PHTLS courses throughout Australia and internationally.  He has also extensive experience in, and continues to lecture and tutor doctors, nurses, paramedics and medical students.

Senior Flight Doctor and Duty Consultant

Dr Mike Cameron

MBBS, FACEM

Mike graduated from the University of Queensland in 1981 and had his first experience in aeromedical work just over a year later.  During his subsequent Emergency Medicine training at the Gold Coast, Princess Alexandra and Mater Children’s Hospitals, he regularly participated in fixed wing and rotary wing aeromedical work, both primary and inter hospital.  He frequently fills the Flight Doctor role on our international aeromedical retrievals. He is currently a Senior Staff Specialist in the Redland Hospital Emergency Department and an active instructor in Advanced Paediatric Life Support.

Chief Financial Officer

Anne-Marie Ransby

BBS CA

Anne-Marie is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.  She earned her Bachelor of Business Studies, majoring in Accountancy, at Massey University in New Zealand.

Anne-Marie has 24 years of extensive experience and is a dedicated member of our leadership team.  Anne-Marie brings a wealth of business experience in financial and management accounting, tax planning and strategic direction, with a strong drive for capitalising on business opportunities.

Training Manager

Damian Marks

Damian is the senior driver and specialised equipment training consultant within the MRT business unit. He was previously a senior training facilitator and sergeant with the Queensland Police Service for over 15 years. He has been developing, leading and facilitating emergency services and external training courses for over 20 years. He has extensive training experience in a vast range of machinery having lead large projects with the Defence Force, emergency services and numerous organisations both in Australia and abroad. He has project managed a large transport and logistics company so has diverse skills in running and operating all ranges of equipment. Damian also has extensive operational experience at the highest level where he was chosen as the personal security / motorcade driver for a number of high-level dignitaries such as Australian Prime Ministers Rudd / Howard and U.S. Ambassador McCallum.

Damian has a degree in criminology, and Advanced Diploma in Witness Protection, Advanced Diploma in Dignitary Protection, Advanced Diploma in Public Safety and Policing, Cert IV in Police Driving Instruction and numerous VET training and workplace qualifications.

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