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Meet our team

Our team is made up of highly trained, passionate and dedicated people. Learn about them and the diversity of their roles.

Support Teams

We work behind the scenes to help our Westpac Chopper and Air Ambulance Plane crew stay safe and well equipped,  to help you with your fundraising efforts and keep you informed about the work your support is making happen.

  • Angela Cook


    Corporate Services Manager

    I have worked here since 2014 and help look after Finance, ICT, HR and Facilities. The best part about working here is knowing someone is being helped each time our aircraft head out.

  • Blair Frampton


    Safety & Quality Manager

    Since 2014, I have worked to ensure the Trust meets health and safety requirements and maintains compliance to operate as an air ambulance provider.

  • Emma


    Donor Care & Data Officer

    I’ve been in this role since 2016 and absolutely love it. I look after our amazing Red Angels, our regular giving program and our donor database. It is hugely rewarding.

  • Emma Dobson


    Marketing & Fundraising Admin

    I joined the team in 2017. Chances are you have spoken to me on the phone, or via email, as I work closely with our supporters in our individual giving programme.

  • Ian Pirie


    Chief Executive

    I’ve been flying for 50 years and have flown Life Flight’s Air Ambulance Plane since 2012, which has been incredibly rewarding. I also serve as Chief Executive of this fantastic organisation.

  • Mary Bartley


    Corporate Services Assistant

    I have worked with this great group of people since 2006, so am obviously passionate about what Life Flight does. I am the voice on the end of the phone and the face at the front desk.

  • Murray Simonsen


    Operations and Training Manager

    I’ve worked for Life Flight since 2016. My job includes organising aircraft maintenance, crew training, crew recruitment and management.

  • Raj Dasani


    Giving Manager

    I’ve worked in fundraising for over 10 years, primarily in the UK. I started at Life Flight in 2015 after emigrating from London to experience life in New Zealand.

  • Sebastian Grodd


    Marketing & Fundraising Manager

    I joined Life Flight in 2008 and am responsible for ensuring enough donations are raised to keep the emergency teams flying every day.

  • Sherry

    Partnerships & Development Manager

    It’s been amazing to work at Life Flight since 2015. I can usually be found talking to somebody about how they can make a difference in their community by supporting Life Flight.

  • Terri Rosenstock


    Communications Manager

    I am honoured that I get to share the stories of Life Flight - letting you know how your support helps save lives. It's been a pleasure to be part of this amazing team since 2016.