Advisory Committees: Calling for Expressions of Interest

Written by: Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, 22 Dec 2017

Advisory Committees: Calling for Expressions of Interest

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) has today called for Expressions of Interest from experienced business and community leaders to join one of two Advisory Committees. The first Committee will represent the New England North West region (NENW) and the second Committee will represent the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast and Central West (Hunter).


The purpose of each Committee is to advise and assist the existing Board of Directors and Senior Management Team on matters relevant to each local region.


The Hunter Committee will be appointed for the first time, but the NENW Committee has been in place since the year 2000. A third but separate Committee has recently been established in Lismore.


Chief Executive Officer Richard Jones OAM said today that each Committee will comprise a Chairperson and up to eight members from the local community. Each person will be selected in a merit based process that considers skills, experience and qualifications.


“We have always received wonderful support from our community and each of these Committees will ensure our direction and partnerships continue to serve the community’s best interests.”


“Through strong local governance and advice on matters such as community partnerships, fundraising and local regional priorities, each Committee will play a key role in our future.”


“Ideally we want to achieve representation from our major geographic centers. As our coverage has expanded, we want to ensure we remain well connected with local communities and see this regionally based Advisory Committees as an excellent way to do that.”


On the 10th March 2017, the Service announced its commencement of a new ten year contract with NSW Ambulance to operate the Northern Zone of the NSW Helicopter Retrieval Network. The Service now operates three bases 24-7 in Belmont, Tamworth and Lismore.


Expressions of Interest will be welcomed up until the 30th of January 2018. This must be done in writing and include a current resume.


Interested business and community leaders can find out more: