TAE Aerospace


Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team of industry experts is based in Australia and North America.

Some of our leaders have been with us since day one. Others have been welcomed to the team as we’ve continued our growth across Asia-Pacific and into the Americas.

Together we provide many decades of experience with an enduring passion for aerospace and aviation.

Some of our leaders have been with us since day one. Others have been welcomed to the team as we’ve continued our growth across Asia-Pacific and into the Americas.

Together we provide many decades of experience with an enduring passion for aerospace and aviation.

Andrew Sanderson

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew started his aerospace career as an Engineering Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 1983. For the last two decades, he has held the positions of CEO and Managing Director at TAE Aerospace.

As the company’s leader, Andrew has grown the aerospace business from its fledging beginnings, two decades ago, to its current status as a global aerospace company — servicing both defence and commercial aviation markets in Australia, Asia-Pacific and the United States.  

Across 11 sites in Asia-Pacfic and North America, Andrew leads a company of more than 350 staff. The various sites deliver a broad range of aerospace products and services including defence and commercial turbine engine and component maintenance, engineering and advanced manufacturing, fire protection and rescue equipment and aircraft wheel and brake maintenance to a diverse and expanding global customer base.

Andrew holds a Bachelor in Aeronautical Engineering from RMIT and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New England.

Paul Morris

Chief Operations Officer

Paul has over 36 years of experience in the aviation sector, including 15 years in the Royal Australian Air Force, firstly as an engine apprentice and then as an engineering officer, followed by 6 years in the Australian Public Service and 15 years in commercial business. He is currently the Chief Operations Officer of TAE Aerospace’s global business. 

In this position, Paul is responsible for leading and managing our maintenance, repair and manufacturing operations at 11 sites worldwide. With Headquarters in Ipswich, QLD, Australia the business has another 4 operational locations in Australia and 6 overseas locations including Malaysia and the USA. Paul leads and manages the delivery of engine and engine component maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), aerospace manufacturing, fire protection and rescue, and aircraft wheels and brakes maintenance. 

Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours, a Master of Business Administration and a Diploma of Project Management. 

Larry Lowry

Vice President US Operations

TAE Aerospace Vice President of US Operations, Larry Lowry, has gained extensive technical and managerial experience during his 30+ years in the aerospace industry. He started his career as a research and development engineer at Aeronca Aerospace in Middletown, Ohio, while completing his studies in aerospace engineering.

Prior to joining us at TAE Aerospace, Larry served as Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, National Flight Services in Toledo, Ohio. In 2018, he started the US-registered business entity TAE Aerospace Inc (a Delaware Corp) for TAE Aerospace.

In his current VP position, Larry is responsible for overseeing the US acquisition process and integration with TAE Aerospace Inc. He manages operations in US acquisitions including turbine engine component maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in Texas, Missouri and Arizona and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in Arizona, Idaho and Alaska.

Larry holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

Darren Hutchinson

Chief Strategy Officer

Darren began his aerospace career as an Apprentice Aircraft Engineer in Ballarat. After completing his apprenticeship in 1988, Darren joined the Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF) where he worked as an all trades LAME in a variety of roles in PNG, Arnhem Land and Northern Australia. As he progressed through the business, he was appointed as the Workshop Manager and Chief Engineer, which included responsibility for the airworthiness of its aircraft fleet.

In 2001, Darren returned to Adelaide to join the Rossair business in the general aviation market. He then joined the TAE Aerospace group in 2008, when the business was acquired by TAE Aerospace. Throughout that time, he was an engine technician and quality engineer before moving into operations and general management. Darren is now the Chief Strategy Officer for TAE Aerospace. As Chief Strategy Officer Darren is responsible for leading all strategic development and commercial activities for the company.

Darren holds a Master of Business Administration from Adelaide University.

Tracey Neal

Chief Human Resources Officer

Tracey is a human resources professional. After over a decade in various functions of human resources at TAE Aerospace, she now holds the role of Chief Human Resources Officer for TAE Aerospace.

With her experience across all areas of the employee lifecycle, Tracey has responsibility for overseeing the global human resources and safety functions for TAE Aerospace. She works with our leaders to drive the company’s human capital management strategy, including talent management, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, cultural development, succession planning, remuneration and benefits, and employee engagement to support the company’s continued growth, innovation and profitability.

In addition to earning a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, Tracey holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of South Australia.

David Stinchcombe

Chief Financial Officer

David has over 23 years’ experience in finance leadership and change, across multiple industries.

In his current position as Chief Financial Officer, David is responsible for TAE Aerospace’s overall financial and strategic management, including the company’s financial reporting and long-range business planning.

David has extensive operational and financial experience in TAE Aerospace’s defence and commercial businesses. He has completed over ten years of service as the company’s principal interface with the board of directors and ensured financial disclosures and regulatory compliance remain timely, transparent and efficient.

Prior to TAE Aerospace, David held executive positions at PwC, Barclays Bank and the Financial Services Authority.

Damien Richards

Chief Supply Chain & Engineering Officer

Damien is a mechanical and manufacturing engineer with extensive experience establishing and working in maintenance, manufacturing, construction and asset management industries across Asia Pacific. He has substantial general, operational and project management experience having led businesses and large scale complex projects. This has included all areas of project and program management aided by a Masters in Project Management and Post Grad Business training. 

Damien is our Chief Supply Chain & Engineering Officer. In this role Damien is responsible for managing the company’s: Supply Chain, Engineering, Asset Management and Project Management. 

Mark Pearce

Chief Information Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Mark has over three decades of experience in delivering business value by leveraging technology solutions that best fit business goals. 

In his current position as Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mark oversees all aspects of information, communications and technology (ICT) including IT business systems, information security and networks, data and analytics. He is charged with progressing an agenda that is transforming the TAE ICT landscape to support our business growth across the globe. Additionally, as Chief Compliance Officer, Mark has overall responsibility for the Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) functions across the business, including quality management, risk management and security management. 

Mark joined TAE Aerospace in 2018 and brings with him a diversity of knowledge gained from numerous industry sectors, both domestically and abroad. Prior to joining TAE Aerospace, Mark was Associate Partner at Information Professionals, where he oversaw solution delivery and quality practice by providing management expertise on investment analysis, business change programs, projects and major business transformation programs. Previously, Mark was also CEO for K.J. Ross & Associates, one of Australia’s premier providers of software quality and testing services. 

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