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Greg Hood - Keynote Speaker


Greg Hood is the Chief Commissioner and CEO of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) — Australia’s national transport safety investigation agency. Greg has more than 40 years’ experience in the transport industry, beginning his career with 10 years as an air traffic controller in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Greg has since had a wide range of operational, training and leadership roles across the civil aviation industry. Greg has had the unique experience of acting as Director of Aviation Safety at CASA and acting Chief Executive of Airservices Australia and now Chief Commissioner and CEO at the ATSB. As well as being a glider and powered aircraft pilot, Greg is involved with a number of aviation bodies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Freeman in the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, and a Life Member of the Qantas Founders Museum. Before joining the ATSB, Greg was a Board Member of Safeskies Australia and a recent past- president of the Canberra Philharmonic Society. Greg has also served as a member of the business advisory council for World Vision, and was for 3 years a Champion for the St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleep-out, raising funds for Australia’s homeless.

Dr. Kate Manderson - CASA Principal Medical Officer


Dr Kate Manderson started her career in aerospace medicine in 2001 as a junior Medical Officer with the Royal Australian Navy. She completed her postgraduate studies through King's College London and the RAF and went on to become a Foundation Fellow of the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine. Dr Manderson is also a Specialist General Practitioner and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Aerospace Medicine Association. Having almost completed two terms as President of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, Dr Manderson started as CASA’s Principal Medical Officer in the middle of 2021 and works closely with DAMEs and the aviation industry and community on aviation medicine matters. On the rare occasion she is not at work, Dr Manderson might be found either somewhere snowy or somewhere beachy, with her husband and two daughters.

Nathan Dull - Speaker/Organiser

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Flight Lieutenant Nathan Dull grew up in Toowoomba. He joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 2008 after completing a Bachelor of Science (Physics) degree at the University of Queensland. On completing pilot training, he spent two years in the fast-jet pilot training scheme before being posted to fly KC-30 MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport) aircraft at No. 33 Squadron, RAAF Base Amberley. Since qualifying on type in 2013, Nathan has flown the KC30 world-wide in both the air to air refuelling and air logistic support roles. In 2014, he had the privilege of flying the first KC-30 operational sortie while refuelling Australian and coalition aircraft over Iraq and has since served on multiple Middle East deployments. In 2016, Nathan completed Flying Instructors Course at RAAF Base East Sale and began teaching ab-initio pilots at the Basic Flying Training School at Tamworth. He facilitated the high-performance coaching program at the school which focused on applying soft skills in the aviation training environment. Returning to the KC30 MRTT in 2018, he took up the role as a check and training captain at the squadron. He adapted the high-performance coaching program to suit multi-crew operations and regularly delivers this training to all KC-30 MRTT aircrew roles. Human factors and aviation safety have become a renewed focus in 2020 after the loss of his dad and uncle in a light aircraft accident. His aim is to translate the many lessons learnt in complex military flying operations to practices that can be applied to everyday aviation.

Tarryn Ryan- Speaker/Organiser

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Tarryn began her aviation career in South Africa when she joined the South African Air Force in 2002. After completing initial military training, she trained to be a helicopter pilot and graduated in 2005. Through her Air Force career she flew AS335 Super Puma helicopters and the Agusta A109LUH in various operations all through Africa. She also qualified in Operational Test & Evaluation and became a production line test pilot on the A109. Tarryn discharged at the rank of Major, and began her first civilian flying job in a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) role. In 2014, she joined a Marine Pilot Transfer (MPT) service based in the port of Durban. During this time she was recruited by the Australian Army to join their overseas lateral transfer program which saw her, her husband and 2 labradors move to Australia in January 2016. On successfully completing her MRH90 Taipan type transition, Tarryn served at the 5th Aviation Regiment in Townsville. During her time at the regiment, she was the squadron aviation safety officer and managed the human performance cell with a special focus on aviation Human Factors. Tarryn transitioned from full time military service to the reserves in 2019 and joined Aviator Group where she took the position of offshore MPT pilot and Human Factors trainer. Tarryn is currently studying towards her Master in Aviation (Human Factors) and designs, develops and delivers all the HF modules for Aviator Group. She has also completed courses in Aviation Safety Management Systems and runs a small safety consulting business. She has a keen interest in HF as through her 17 year aviation career, she has seen the impact an aviation accident or incident has on a community. By creating practical, informative, and relevant HF packages, Tarryn hopes that this will promote safety in aviation.

Laurie Shaw - Speaker/Organiser

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Laurie has been actively involved in the aviation industry for over 39 years, accumulating over 23,000 hours of flying experience both domestically and internationally. His commercial flying began in the Northern Territory flying Cessna 210’s with his most recent position being a Senior Captain with Cathay Pacific Airways as an Airbus A350/A330 Captain, His airline experience includes flying for Ansett Airlines of Australia gaining experience on Fokker 50’s, with Malaysia Airlines being based in Kota Kinabalu flying Fokker F50’s and B737-200 before joining Cathay Pacific Airways on the B747-200 in 1995 based in Hong Kong. He flew the B777 and B747-400 before gaining his command on the A330 in 2003. He has a passion for improving health and well-being outcomes across the aviation industry. Over the past 10 years Laurie has been actively involved with the global pilot profession in developing and evolving approaches to well-being. Laurie was instrumental in developing and implementing a Mental Health & Wellbeing program, being the Peer Assistance Network (PAN) for the Cathay Pacific Airways Pilot Group. He was the founding Chairman of the HIMS Australia Advisory Group (HAAG); a collaboration of stakeholders including CASA, Airline/Company Management(s), union representatives, Aviation Medicine and Mental Health Professionals. The Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS) is a return to work program for pilots afflicted with substance use disorder. As a standing member of the Human Performance (HUPER) Committee within the International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA) Pilots, Laurie is also contributing to the development of the Pilot Assistance Manual which is intended to assist member associations establish and enhance support programs to assist pilots. Currently “in between jobs” resulting from the impact of the pandemic, he is continuing his studies in the field of mental health and wellbeing and looking forward to the arrival of his first grand child.

Ian Goldsmith - Speaker


Ian is married with three adult offspring and four grandchildren. As a young adult he worked in a bank, then spent two years in the Australian Army as a National Serviceman. After completing his B.A. he worked as a Probation and Parole Officer, then moved to the newly established Family Court of Australia in 1978. In 1981 he became Director of Counselling and completed his post graduate Diploma in Psychology the same year. In 1988 he and his family moved from Brisbane to Toowoomba where he commenced work as a Psychologist in Private Practice. In 2001 he co-founded Magnolia House Psychology and Therapies Centre and has been its Principal Psychologist since 2012.
Ian has had part time and guest lecturing roles since moving to Toowoomba, has had involvement in various community groups and has presented at Family Therapy Conferences in UK, Asia and Australia. He has been Vice President of the Australian Association of Family Therapy since 2012.
A major strand of Ian's work for the past 27 years has been his counselling and support work with emergency services workers. In addition he has Supervised Peer Supporters from the Ambulance, Fire Services, State Emergency, Child Protection, as well as being a regular facilitator and trainer at Induction and Refresher workshops for all services for over 20 years. In recent years he has also had this role with emergency services agencies in ACT and Tasmania. Ian is also the Principal Psychologist for the Peer Assistance Network Hong Kong (PANHK), which is a peer to peer support program for the Cathay Pacific Airways Group of Pilots and their families. He is responsible for the suitability, interviewing and initial training of new Peer Support Officers (PSO), their ongoing bi-monthly Continued Personal Development training (also known as “supervision”) with existing PSO’s and their re-current training. Although relatively new to the aviation industry, Ian brings the same knowledge, depth, professionalism and experience of training Emergency Services Officers to the Piloting profession.

Adrian Park - Speaker/Organiser

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Adrian, or 'Parky', has 25 years experience in military and civilian helicopter rescue work. He began his career as an army pilot flying the ubiquitous UH-1H 'Huey' in a number of aeromedical roles that took him from the Australian outback to the jungles of Bougainville and East Timor. On finishing a US Army Instructor Pilot course in Fort Rucker, Alabama, Adrian began flying Blackhawks and continued flying in rescue and aeromedical-related roles in Australia and overseas. In 2006 he took up employment with Careflight QLD as a rescue pilot and continued to fly as an Army Reserve pilot on his off-days which meant, in the 2010/2011 Queensland floods, Adrian flew both military and civilian rescue missions and was then employed as a aviation tasking coordinator out of Grantham. Adrian has extensive experience in both technical (pilot training) and Human Factors education and is currently completing a PhD in aviation human factors, communication and interpretative ’safeness'. He lectures for the University of Southern Queensland's Aviation Department and is a regular contributor to the Flight Safety Australia magazine and has spoken at various conferences and symposiums. He was most recently employed by Toll Helicopters as the Director Safety Quality and Human Factors where he was passionate in combining his PhD research with the understanding and pursuit of a truly generative safety culture.

Diane Tremain - Organiser

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Diane Tremain is Head of Marketing, Media and Sponsorship at Toll Helicopters, Contract Manager for the NSW / ACT Aeromedical Rescue Helicopter contract and Manager of PRIME; Mental Health and Wellbeing Program. The Head of Marketing, Media and Sponsorship position comes the responsibility for the business unit brand (Toll Helicopters), the NSW Health Aeromedical service brand (Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service) and The ACE Training Centre. These brands were created from inception to industry leading and globally recognised services. As the creator, editor and producer of the brands social media content, the stories reach over 12 million people a year. Prior to Toll, Diane spent 20 years in media as a senior leader with extensive experience across marketing and sales in media organisations including television, publishing, digital, out of home and radio. Experienced across both local and international markets building and implementing content and integration strategies, brand marketing, sales strategies, maximising profit and performance. Diane is a graduate of Macquarie University - Graduate School of Management and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Natalie Fogerty - Graphic Design

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Natalie Fogarty offers expert knowledge and delivery of Boutique Graphic Design, Brand Identity Design, Publication Design, CMS Web Styling & Digital Media Marketing. She holds an E1074 Diploma of Marketing and Communication. She can re-enforce your existing market position or shift your image into top gear, in an ever changing, competitive marketplace. She offers: Web and Graphic Design, Direct Media Marketing with over 11 years in the industry, SME Marketing, Startups, Logos, Branding, Print Design and Web Design. Nat was a finalist in Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce in THREE sections 2020 Strategic Marketing, Graphic & Web Design with over 15 years in the industry.
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