26-Nov-2013 Source: Australian Helicopters
One of Australia’s leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters, has appointed respected industry veteran John Boag as its new Managing Director. Mr Boag will add the role with Australian Helicopters to his existing responsibilities at Bond Helicopters Australia, both of which are part of the Avincis Group (Avincis).
CEO Avincis Northern Europe & Asia Pacific, Richard Mintern, said Mr Boag would bring a wealth of industry knowledge to Australian Helicopters. “John has 28 years of aviation experience, is a qualified helicopter pilot with experience in Offshore Oil and Gas, Search and Rescue, and EMS operations and management,” Mr Mintern said.
“He has also held numerous roles globally across the Avincis Group and successfully led Bond Helicopters Australia into operation in 2013. We welcome John to the role and look forward to the next stages in the company’s development.”
Mr Boag said he was delighted to take up the new role, and confirmed that the two businesses would remain discreet entities: “Both Australian Helicopters and Bond Helicopters Australia provide very different services – the former primarily onshore operations while the latter offshore. While there will be no changes to the way either business operates, we will be strengthening the management teams in both companies which will ultimately provide increased capabilities and support to our clients. Operational capability, safety, and customer focus will remain at the forefront of everything we do.”
Former Managing Director Scott Swift is taking up a consulting role within the wider Avincis Group. Scott has led Australian Helicopters through significant change and financial improvement over the last few years. He has helped reposition the company to take advantage of the market opportunities that now lie ahead and the business would like to thank Scott for his achievements.