Appointees and Committees

Board of Directors

The Federation Board shall manage the business of the Federation in accordance with the APF Constitution and the Regulations and may exercise such powers and do such acts and things as may be exercised or done by the Federation

An APF Board Member is defined in the APF Constitution to mean a member of the APF Board.  The APF Board is defined in the APF Constitution to mean the board of Council Representatives, which manage the affairs of the APF in accordance with the Constitution.

Board Members of APF owe certain duties to APF and its members.  The duties require Board Members to act competently, honestly, in good faith and in what they consider to be the best interests of APF.  If Board Members fail to satisfy any of these duties, they may be liable to compensate members of APF or third parties who suffer loss as a result of that failure.

The Board of Directors duty statement covers both common law duties (those duties imposed by the courts) and the duties imposed on Board Members under the Associations Incorporations Act (ACT) 1991.  It is not an exhaustive summary of Board Members’ legal obligations, but it does summarise some of the key obligations imposed on Board Members of incorporated associations.

All Appointed Positions

Office Bearers

Chair of the Board GRAHAME HILL grahame.hill@apf.com.au 0419 722 577 Bio
Chief Executive Officer BRAD TURNER Contact Brad Turner 0417 550 077 Bio
Company Secretary ANDY MULHOLLAND mul@bigpond.net.au 0412 266 630 N/A
Public Officer ANDY MULHOLLAND mul@bigpond.net.au 0412 266 630  

Board of Directors

Director MARK SZULMAYER mszulmayer@hotmail.com 0414 684 740 Bio
Director GRAHAME HILL grahame.hill@apf.asn.au 0419 722 577 Bio
Director DAVE SMITH drs275@gmail.com 0419 464 112  Bio   
Director TREVOR COLLINS trevor.collins@bigpond.com 0401 118 203 N/A
Director ALLAN GRAY info@adelaideskydiving.com.au 0411 875 867 N/A
Director JASON COOKE cookie@flycookie.com 0407 756 540 Bio
Director MIKE DYER midyer@mac.com 0407 690 564 N/A
Director ANDY MULHOLLAND mul@bigpond.net.au
0412 266 630
N/A
Director KELLY BRENNAN kerplunk1967@hotmail.com
0438 298 326
N/A
Director SHIRLEY COWCHER shirley@iea.com
0411 102 051    

Standing Committees

The APF Board has empowered the following Board and Operational committees to advise or make decisions about APF policy in certain areas. The members of each committee are listed below.

Board Committees and Appointments


Management Committee

Committee member DAVID SMITH drs275@gmail.com 0419 464 112
Committee member TREVOR COLLINS trevor.collins@bigpond.com 0401 118 203
Committee member MARK SZULMAYER mszulmayer@hotmail.com 0414 684 740

Remuneration Committee

Committee member (Chair) GRAHAME HILL grahame.hill@apf.com.au 0419 722 577
Committee member DAVID SMITH drs275@gmail.com 0419 464 112
Committee member  MARK SZULMAYER mszulmayer@hotmail.com 0414 684 740
 
Committee Member ANDY MULHOLLAND mul@bigpond.net.au 0412 266 630  

Risk and Audit Committee

Committee member MIKE DYER midyer@mac.com 0407 690 564
Committee member ANDY MULHOLLAND mul@bigpond.net.au 0412 266 630

Appointments

Delegate to ASAC GRAHAME HILL grahame.hill@apf.com.au 0419 722 577
Delegate to ASAC, Alternate BRAD TURNER brad.turner@apf.com.au 0417 550 077 
Delegate to ASIANIA FAYE COX asiania@bigpond.com.au 0429 992 565
Delegate to ASIANIA, Alternate RAY WILLIAMS raybwilliams@optusnet.com.au 0407 201 366
Delegate to IPC GAIL BRADLEY gail.bradley@apf.com.au 0413 119 575 
Delegate to IPC, Alternate MARK SZULMAYER mszulmayer@hotmail.com 0414 684 740
Delegate to PIA, Alternate JO CHITTY jo.chitty@skywerx.com.au 0412 704 708
Delegate to PIA BRETT NEWMAN brett@downwardtrend.com.au 0400 011 331
National Review Officer (Chair) RORY CUNNINGHAM rorylaw@bigpond.net.au 0417 618 557

Operational Committees


Technical and Safety Committee

Chief Executive Officer (Chair) BRAD TURNER Contact Brad Turner 0417 550 077 Bio
National Aviation Officer MARK EDWARDS mark.edwards@apf.com.au 0414 729 958 Bio
National Competitions Officer CRAIG BENNETT craig.bennett@apf.com.au 0409 033 668 Bio
National Judging Officer GAIL BRADLEY gail.bradley@apf.com.au 0413 119 575 N/A
National Rigging Officer and
Safety and Training Officer
BRETT NEWMAN brett.newman@apf.com.au 0400 011 331
   
Safety and Training Officer CHARL ROOTMAN charl.rootman@apf.com.au 0457 299 122

 
Safety and Training Officer MIKE TIBBITTS michael.tibbitts@apf.com.au 0458 753 854

   

Airspace Advisory Committee

Committee Chair MARK EDWARDS mark.edwards@apf.com.au  0414 729 958
Committee member GRAHAME HILL grahame.hill@apf.com.au 0419 722 577
Committee member RYAN ROCHE airoperations@skydive.com.au 0407 065 728
Committee member JOHN McWILLIAM jonmcwilliam@yahoo.com.au 0412 913 919
Committee member PAUL SMITH paul@skydiveoz.com.au 0413 172 180
Committee member PETE LONNON pete@skydivejurienbay.com 0417 180 064
Committee member RICHARD MCCOOEY Contact 0419 002 208

Funding Committee

Committee member KELLY BRENNAN kerplunk1967@hotmail.com 0438 298 326
Committee member ALAN DEADMAN alan.deadman@gmail.com 0408 729 749
Committee member MARK SZULMAYER mszulmayer@hotmail.com 0414 684 740
Committee member CRAIG BENNETT competitions@apf.asn.au 0409 033 668
Committee member PETA HOLMES zephyrjunkie@iinet.net.au 0409 996 469

Awards Committee

Committee Chair KELLY BRENNAN kerplunk1967@hotmail.com 0438 298 326
Committee member PETA HOLMES zephyrjunkie@iinet.net.au 0409 996 469
Committee member NEIL FERGIE neilandsharan@fergiefamily.com 0401 736 920
Committee member CRAIG BENNETT craig.bennett@apf.com.au 0409 033 668
Committee member SANDY NIEUWENHOVEN sandyofthesky@gmail.com 0407 829 222  

APF Minutes to Annual General Meetings

2016 Minutes to AGM

2015 Minutes to AGM

2014 Minutes to AGM

2013 Minutes to AGM

2012 Minutes to AGM

2011 Minutes to AGM

2010 Minutes to AGM

Area Councils

Councils are established as committees of the APF under the Constitution.  Each state, territory or region has a Council, with Queensland divided into South Queensland and North Queensland, and Victoria and Tasmania combined.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend and become involved in their area Councils.

Powers are delegated to Councils solely for the purpose of furthering the objects of the APF, described in the Council Committee Terms of Delegation. These can be summarised as focusing on development of the sport and administration of members and member clubs in the area.  The activities and performance of Councils can be reviewed by perusing the minutes of Council meetings.

Council Meetings

Area Councils are expected to hold an Annual General Meeting and General meetings annually, Minutes from these meetings are available from individual Councils or the APF upon request.

Councils Appointments

Area Councils hold elections at the Council AGM. At an AGM, all elected positions become vacant and members may nominate another member or themselves to hold a position on the council. Positions and rules that cover the election process are described in the Council Committee Terms of Delegation. For a list of positions and current incumbents please the list of Councils below.

Governing Documents

APF Constitution

Terms of Delegation for Committee Councils

Further information on Councils is available on the Council websites where applicable

Information as provided to the APF by Area Councils via Meeting Minutes

New South Wales Parachute Council

C/O 6/13 The Crescent, Dee Why NSW 2099

Board Representative GRAHAME HILL
Board Representative MARK SZULMAYER
Administrator ROBERT McMILLAN
Area Review Officer RICHARD PETTERS
Chairperson MARK SZULMAYER
Judging Chair DEAN BROOK-RERECICH
Media Liaison JULIA McCONNEL
RAPAC Delegate GRAHAME HILL
Rigger Chair TONY MAURER 0428 471 227
jumpportmac@bigpond.com
Risk Manager LEIGH SHEPHERD
State Coach ADRIAN LLOYD
Treasurer DALE WIRTANEN

Northern Territory Parachute Council

C/O PO Box 3114, Darwin, NT 0801

Board Representative TREVOR COLLINS
Chairperson TREVOR COLLINS
Secretary/Treasurer JONN CONNOLLY
Harassment Officer PHILLIP IRLAM    
Media Chairperson NAOMI COLLIER    
State Coach VACANT

North Queensland Parachute Council

C/O PO Box 291, Cannonvale, QLD 4802

Web: http://www.nqpc.asn.au/

Board Representative DES EWING 0402 156 139 dezewing@hotmail.com
Board Representative TIM RADFORD 0418 512 634 tim.radford@apf.com.au
Area Review Officer ADAM DAVIES 0409 469 230 adam@tandemcairns.com.au
Chairperson ADAM DAVIES 0409 469 230 adam@tandemcairns.com.au
Harassment/Grievance Officer JONNY GOSS 0414 566 697 nqpc@mackay.net.au
Harassment Officer ISOBEL DORE 0428 420 500 Issydore@hotmail.com
Judge Chairperson LORETTA THOMPSON 0414 556 762 rettanjess@yahoo.com
Media Chairperson PAUL OSBORNE 0417 713 166 p1953@bigpond.com
Rigger Chairperson MARCEL VAN NEUREN 0448434753 velocity79@yahoo.com
Secretary JONNY GOSS 0414 566 697 nqpc@mackay.net.au
State Coach RON PERRY 0410 138 445 skydiveperry@hotmail.com
Treasurer JONNY GOSS 0414 566 697 nqpc@mackay.net.au

South Queensland Parachute Council

C/O PO Box 127, Redcliffe, QLD 4214 sqpcinc@gmail.com

Web: http://www.sqpc.org.au/

Board Representative MIKE DYER
Board Representative JASON COOKE
Administrator LEA CRITCHLEY
Area Review Officer  MIKE DYER
Chairperson BEN NORDKAMP
Development Officer DALE FINDLAY
Harassment/Grievance Officer PETER BRIERLEY    
Judge Chairperson SHEENA SIMMONDS
RAPAC delegate MARK EDWARDS
Rigger Chairperson KOPPEL SOLOMON
Secretary LEA CRITCHLEY
State Coach POSITION VACANT
Treasurer LUKE OLIVER
Vice Chairperson MIKE DYER

South Australian Parachute Council

C/O 6 The Mall, Mawson Lakes SA 5095 

Board Representative ALLAN GRAY

Chairperson BRYCE SELLICK
Judge Chairperson ERIKA WISZNIEWSKI

Secretary CULLEN HABEL
State Coach SANDY NIEUWENHOVEN
Treasurer RHYS SAVAGE
Media Liaison Officer MATT TEAGER
Member Contact Officer BRIA SMITH

Victorian Tasmanian Parachute Council

Web: www.vtpc.org.au

C/O 2 Jagger Circuit, Cranbourne VIC 3977

Board Representative ANDREW MULHOLLAND    
Board Representative KELLY BRENNAN
Archivist ELAINE V. HARE
Area Review Officer JOHN SWANLAND
Chairperson RALPH HAMILTON-PRESGRAVE
Harassment Contact Officer SCOTT CLARK
Judge Chairperson JENNI PLUMRIDGE
Property member ELAINE V. HARE
Public Officer JON DE WET    
RAPAC delegate ROBERT PAYNE
Rigger Chairperson JO CHITTY 0412 704 708 Jo.chitty@skywerx.com.au
Secretary ELAINE V. HARE
State Coach JUSTIN DE WAARD
Treasurer PAUL BARKER
Trauma Contact SCOTT CLARK
Vice Chairperson MATT COURTNEY

West Australian Parachute Council

Email: waparachutecouncil@gmail.com

shirley@iea.com.au
Board Representative SHIRLEY COWCHER 0411 102 051 shirley@iea.com.au
Administrator VACANT

Area Judge PETA HOLMES 0409 996 469
zephyrjunkie@iinet.net.au
Area Review Officer VACANT
Chairperson VACANT

Media Liaison DEBBIE MURPHY 0449 143 055
debmurphy2005@yahoo.co.uk
Secretary KEVIN DODD 0439 513 334
kevin1970@amnet.net.au
State Coach BRUNO CHAGAS 0402 588 901
brunopreditiva@hotmail.com
Treasurer  MAYBRITT PRAHL 0417 700 091
mprahl@manritch.com
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