The Team


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    Peter Collings

    Group Owner

    Peter Collings is a proud Queenslander who boasts 25 years in the aviation industry as both a commercial pilot and experienced airline owner.  Peter along with his good friend Johnathan Thurston purchased Skytrans in March 2015 after a rescue buy-out.    Peter provides the strategic development that has seen Skytrans achieve great success in just over a year.

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    Johnathan Thurston

    Co-owner

    The greatest NRL player in the world has joined the Skytrans team as a proud co-owner in March 2015.   Johnathan is actively involved in the Skytrans business taking on the role of Skytrans Community Ambassador as part of his portfolio.

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    Stuart Dechan

    CEO

    Stuart boasts an impressive Australian and international aviation career. He started his career on the hanger floor and worked his way up through to commercial to managing director. His results driven approach is set to lead Skytrans into a new generation of innovation and performance.

    He is equally committed to community engagement and will ensure Skytrans continues to deliver grass-roots programs.

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    Jaydip Sengupta

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jaydip is a seasoned finance executive with extensive experience in regional airlines. Prior to joining Skytrans, Jaydip worked with an international regional airline operator as well as large organisations in diverse sectors, both in Australia and abroad. Having worked in senior management positions, he has proven to be a high-level strategist, capable of developing and implementing innovative solutions. He holds a Master Degree in Commerce and is a member of CPA Australia as well as The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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    Naomi Shiels

    General Manager of Corporate Services

    Hailing from a Commercial Contracts and Business Management background, Naomi has specialised in Aviation, Defence and the Oil and Gas industries.

    In her role as General Manager Corporate Services, Naomi will oversee various divisions including Commercial, HR, IT, PR, Sponsorship, Customer Relations, Scheduling, Reservations and Facilities for Skytrans.

    Naomi is qualified in Law and is currently completing her Masters of Applied Law.

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    Greg Bloom

    General Manager of Operations (High Capacity)

    Greg is a results-driven Aviation Operations Management professional with experience working for both international and regional airlines.  His proven ability to manage the operations of an aviation operation ensures all activities taking place are managed promptly and within internal  and external regulatory guidelines.

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    Samantha Collings

    General Manager of Operations (Low Capacity)

    Sam Collings is our General Manager of Low Capacity Operations. She’s worked in nearly every division within Skytrans, from ground operation to head office, over her 10-year career with the company. Sam has an in-depth knowledge of the culture and people within our business, and a deep, operational understanding of the functions involved in Low Capacity Operations.

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    David Worland

    General Manager of Engineering

    David has extensive experience in aircraft engineering having operated his own aircraft maintenance organisation.  He has spent many years in a number of airline management roles including Head of Aircraft Airworthiness and Maintenance Control, Maintenance Controller, Continuing Airworthiness Manager, Engineering Manager and several years as a Consultant to the aviation industry.   David is keen to build on Skytrans current engineering capabilities and assist the management team in delivering a reliable service to the community.

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    Ricardo Inacio

    Safety & Quality Manager

    Ricardo brings an incredible wealth of experience and qualifications to Skytrans, with 45 years’ experience spanning from Pilot & Instructor, Flight Operations, to Aviation Law/Safety & Administration.   His depth of knowledge in Safety & Quality extends to 18 years with the Australian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA/CASA), Search & Rescue and Safety Compliance Manager for a major airline.  His life work has been in aviation, working internationally in  Singapore, Africa, Brazil, Portugal and here in Australia.

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    Steve Whitby

    Manager of Flight Operations

    Over 30 years aviation experience with more than 10 years’ experience as a Management Pilot in turboprop RPT/Charter operations. Steve is an experienced Training/Check Captain and his experience ranges from ab-initio to advanced pilot training through corporate and GA charter. In his role as Manager of Flight Operations, Steve is responsible for the management of a number of operational functions, including operational safety, operational compliance, line operations and the oversight of the training of all crew by the Head of Training and Checking.

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    Jen Willison

    Cabin Services Manager

    With a passion for travel and the skies, Jen brings 15 years cabin crew experience to Skytrans.   Jen moved from New Zealand and joined Skytrans in 2008.  As a qualified cabin crew checker/trainer and emergency procedure instructor to the pilots and cabin crew, Jen works with her team to ensure the highest levels of services are provided to our passengers and fellow crew.

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    Debbie Walters

    Sales Manager

    Debbie Walters is an experienced Sales and Marketing Manager with a demonstrated history of working within the Tourism, Aviation & Media industries.  Skilled in Marketing Management, Digital Strategy, Sales and Media,  Debbie is known for her passion for promoting the adventures that our region offers to prospective travellers.

    Building trust and strong, long term relationships with Skytrans customers and ensuring that quality and service exceed customer expectations, is at the heart of her business ethics.

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    Wendy Wilson

    Charter Manager

    Wendy commenced her aviation career in 1978 when she was working in Air Traffic Control for the British Women’s Royal Airforce.

    During her journey, with over 30 years’ experience in customer service, Wendy has spent time as Commercial and Terminal Manager for a large Regional Airport and as Operations Manager for a charter service based on Horn Island. Wendy lived in the Torres Straits for a number of years and has a wealth of knowledge of the region. Wendy has focussed on ‘Customer Service’  and building relationships in all of her roles and is enthusiastic in looking after a number of Contracts and Charters in her current position.

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