The Team

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    Gytis Gumuliauskas

    Managing Director

    Gytis has extensive experience within the aviation industry covering various positions across both airlines and aviation services companies, specialising since 2006 in managerial positions (Lead auditor ISAGO, IATA DAQCP, Nominated Post Holder Ground Operations, COO and CEO and Accountable manager).

    He is a management professional with hands-on experience developing and executing business strategies and transformational change.

    Educational background held in aviation mechanics.

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    Alan Milne

    Group CEO

    Alan has over 39 years’ experience in the aviation industry, spanning a diverse range of operational, regulatory and strategic management roles. Beginning his career as an aircraft maintenance engineer, Alan progressed through the management ranks to become a senior executive at Qantas.

    Alan then advanced to become the CEO of Air Niugini in the Pacific region before joining Skytrans in 2020.

    As a double degree qualified professional, a private pilot and a licensed engineer, Alan brings a vast wealth of knowledge of the airline industry to Skytrans.

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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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    Will Witham

    General Manager of Flight Operations

    Will is an experienced Aviation Manager, with over 15 years of aviation experience in roles including Training and Checking, Safety and Flight Operations Management.

    He has previously held Chief Pilot positions in Australia and Papua New Guinea, along with Instructor/Examiner roles on various de Havilland and ATR aircraft.

    As GMFO he is responsible for all facets of the Company’s flight operations and all operational matters affecting the safety of flight operations.

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    Adrian Smith

    General Manager - Engineering

    Adrian has over 40 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Holding an Engineers License in numerous countries, he has worked in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait and the UAE.

    Working in a mixture of regional airlines, Adrian has over 20 years’ experience on Regional Turbo-Props, Dash-8 and ATR’s.

    Adrian has held Senior Management positions in Australia and Papua New Guinea, and, most recently as the Accountable Manager for the first PNG EASA Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisation.

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    Brent Wise

    General Manager - Safety & Quality

    Brent Wise has over 20 years of international aviation experience. After completing a Bachelor of Science, Brent joined Qantas Airways in Sydney. Following, he moved into charter aviation, first as operations, then base manager, before taking on the role of CEO, then Regional Director Asia.

    After 6 years holding both roles, he returned to Australia, taking on a Group Director role in Commercial before specialising in the Safety & Quality stream, an area of personal interest.

    A certified lead auditor and safety management specialist, Brent is cognisant with Regular Public Transport and Resource Sector aviation requirements.  He applies real life lessons learned which are coupled with his executive management experience and leadership skills.

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    Greg Bloom

    Base Manager - Cairns

    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

    Base Manager - Horn Island

    Sam is our Base Manager – Horn Island and has 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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    Tamara Bell

    Cabin Services Manager

    Having lived in the Middle East for 12 years and flying internationally as a Senior Flight Stewardess with Emirates Airline, Tamara brings a wealth of experience to Skytrans.

    As the cabin crew checker and trainer, Tamara takes great pride in ensuring her ever expanding team of Cabin Crew delivers the highest level of safety and service to our passengers.

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    Paul Williams

    Revenue and Network Manager

    Paul was a manager in the British government, overseeing significant projects, before moving to Australia in 2011. He managed revenue on regional, domestic, and international routes for Qantas and Virgin Australia, then joined Skytrans in June 2020.

    He is an award-winning writer of non-fiction and fiction with over 100 publications and has a PhD in folklore.

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    Campbell Wilson

    Commercial Manager

    Campbell joined Skytrans early in 2021 as part of the Commercial team, bringing fresh eyes to the business.

    His extensive experience across both commercial and consumer sector organisations in project and client management, positions him well within our business to build and develop our services along with identifying new opportunities for Skytrans.

    A Bachelor Degree in Marketing and certified Change Manager, Campbell thrives in dynamic environments and values great customer outcomes.

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    Julie Edwards

    General Manager People & Culture

    Julie has over 25 years experience in human resources and industrial relations in the private and public sectors.  Julie has a passion for leadership and developing an organisational culture that recognises the value of people.

    Her experience in hospitality, consulting and health has provided a broad range of capabilities in employee engagement, change management, mediation and industrial relations.

    Julie focusses on positioning the people and culture team as trusted advisors within the business and works closely with the leadership team to recognise Skytrans as an employer of choice.

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