John is the Chief Risk Officer for TAE Aerospace. In this role, he manages a global portfolio across all facilities. His portfolio is responsible for developing and implementing the compliance strategy and functional excellence for operational risk, health, safety and environment management, global export and trade, security and regulatory support.
During his 42 years in the aviation industry, John worked for 20 years with the RAAF, including on secondments to Army Aviation, as a civilian with the Defense Aviation Directorate of Quality Assurance. During this time John was awarded an Order of Australia Medal from services to Defense and an Australia Day Medallion. For the past ten years, John has been a member of the TAE Aerospace Executive Leadership Team.
Today, John is a recognised aerospace industry expert with deep expertise in ISO9001, AS9100 and National Airworthiness Authority (NAA) maintenance and engineering approvals, risk management frameworks, and business and quality improvement. He has also presented at national and international regulatory and quality management conferences.
During his time at TAE Aerospace, John has overseen the introduction of an ever-growing number of additional OEM, NAA and Defense approvals.