Appointments & Committees

Board of Directors

The APF is a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) and is subject to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and administered to by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It operates under a Constitution and the Board operates to a Board Charter

The APF Board shall manage the APF's business and may exercise those of the APF's powers that are not required, by the Corporations Act or by this Constitution.

An APF Board Member is defined in the APF Constitution to mean a member of the APF Board.  Council nominated Directors appointed or elected by Councils are subject to the candidate satisfying the qualification and job description of Directors as set by the Board.

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 by ASIC.  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 CLG's.

ALL APPOINTED POSITIONS

Office Bearers

Office Bearers
Chair of the Board DAVE SMITH drs275@gmail.com 0419 464 112
Chief Executive Officer RICHARD McCOOEY Contact
0419 002 208
Company Secretary ANDY MULHOLLAND mul@bigpond.net.au 0412 266 630
Public Officer ANDY MULHOLLAND mul@bigpond.net.au 0412 266 630

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Director MARK SZULMAYER mszulmayer@hotmail.com 0414 684 740 About
Director VIVIAN MERZ vivian.merz@gmail.com 0415 088 646
Director DAVE SMITH drs275@gmail.com 0419 464 112 About
Director TREVOR COLLINS trevor.collins@bigpond.com 0401 118 203 About
Director JOE STEIN j.stein@skydive.com.au 0402 008 924
Director SIMON COLMER simon.colmer@apf.com.au 0408 238 833
About
Director ASH SAUNDERS  ashdelta@hotmail.com 0452 190 015 About
Director ANNA VAN DER VLUGT annavandervlugt@live.nl 0429 772 154 About

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.

Governance Committee
Committee member (Chair) DAVID SMITH drs275@gmail.com 0419 464 112
Committee member KELLY BRENNAN kerplunk1967@hotmail.com 0438 298 326
Committee member JON KENT jon.kent@rjkl.com.au 0414 684 740
Remuneration Committee
Committee member (Chair) DAVID SMITH dave.smith@apf.com.au 0419 464 112
Committee member ANNA VAN DER VLUGT annavandervlugt@apf.com.au 0429 772 154
Committee member JOE STEIN joe.stein@apf.com.au 0402 008 924
Risk and Audit Committee
Committee member (Chair) ANDY MULHOLLAND mul@bigpond.net.au 0412 266 630
Committee member VIVIAN MERZ vivian.merz@apf.com.au 0415 088 646
Committee member NEIL FERGIE neilandsharan@fergiefamily.com 0401 736 920
Committee member THEA O'CONOR thea.oconor8@gmail.com 0416 225 805
Appointments
Delegate to ASAC GRAHAME HILL grahame.hill@apf.com.au 0419 722 577
Delegate to ASAC, Alternate VIVIAN MERZ vivan.merz@apf.com.au 0415 088 646
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 TRISH VOGELS patricia_vogels@live.com 0435 238 079
Delegate to PIA, Alternate  JO CHITTY  jo.chitty@skywerx.com.au  0412 704 708 
National Review Officer (Chair) RORY CUNNINGHAM rorylaw@bigpond.net.au 0417 618 557

Operational Committees

Technical and Safety Committee
Safety and Training Manager (Chair) CHARL ROOTMAN  charl.rootman@apf.com.au  0457 299 122   
National Aviation Officer MARK EDWARDS mark.edwards@apf.com.au 0414 729 958
National Rigging Officer
TRISH VOGELS trish.vogels@apf.com.au 0435 238 079
Safety and Training Officer MIKE TIBBITTS michael.tibbitts@apf.com.au 0458 753 854
Safety and Training Officer BRANDON VAN NIEKERK
brandon.vanniekerk@apf.com.au 0412 546 763  
Training Officer JULES MCCONNEL  juliamcconnel@yahoo.com 0400 416 579   
Director DAVE SMITH drs275@gmail.com 0419 464 112  
Aviation Committee
Committee Member (Chair) MARK EDWARDS mark.edwards@apf.com.au 0414 729 958
Committee member RYAN ROCHE airoperations@skydive.com.au 0407 065 728
Committee member JON 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
Committee Member LLOYD COFIELD lloydcofield@me.com 0429 044 224
Committee Member TRAVIS HERBERT  travis13.th@gmail.com  0435 317 298 
Funding Committee
Committee Chair MARK SZULMAYER mszulmayer@hotmail.com 0414 684 740
Committee member SANDY NIEUWENHOVEN sandyofthesky@gmail.com 0407 829 222
Committee member KELLY BRENNAN kerplunk1967@hotmail.com 0438 298 326
Committee member PETA HOLMES zephyrjunkie@iinet.net.au 0409 996 469
Committee member LUKE OLIVER  email@lukeoliver.com 0429 020 865
mariskamtfolley@gmail.com
Awards Committee
Committee Chair PETA HOLMES zephyrjunkie@iinet.net.au 0409 996 469
Committee member NEIL FERGIE neilandsharan@fergiefamily.com 0401 736 920
Committee member MARISKA FOLLEY mariskamtfolley@gmail.com 0413 671 577
Committee member SANDY NIEUWENHOVEN sandyofthesky@gmail.com 0407 829 222
Committee Member ANDY MULHOLLAND mul@bigpond.com 0412 266 630
Rigging Committee
Committee Chair TRISH VOGELS trish.vogels@apf.com.au
0435 238 079
Committee Member JO CHITTY jo.chitty@skywerx.com.au 0412 704 708
Committee Member  KIM HARDWICK Contact  07 3457 0100 (Wk) 
Committee Member  RORY HATCHETT  roryhatchett@me.com   0412 908 071 
Committee Member  TOM PARKER  tom@sunpath.com   
Committee Member  NATHAN POTTER  potternathan@hotmail.com  0439 871 695 
Committee Member
KOPPEL SOLOMON accounts@meeloft.com.au 0417 726 653
Sport and Competition Committee
National Coach (Chair) RONNIE PERRY
ronnie.perry@apf.com.au
0410 138 445
National Development Manager VACANT
07 3457 0100
National Judging Officer GAIL BRADLEY gail.bradley@apf.com.au 0413 119 575
National Competitions Officer CRAIG BENNETT craig.bennett@apf.com.au 0409 033 668
NSW State Coach RUSSELL BLACKMAN russellblackman63@gmail.com 0427 184 972
SQPC State Coach KRISTINA HICKS kristina_hicks@hotmail.com 0402 649 024
NQPC State Coach TIM KOLLN tkolln@hotmail.com 0412 916 949
SA State Coach SANDY NIEUWENHOVEN sandyofthesky@gmail.com 0407 829 222
VIC/TAS State Coach JUSTIN DE WAARD justin_dewaard@yahoo.com 0408 037 786
 WA State Coach GUSTAVO BOISSON gustavoboisson@hotmail.com 0426 021 285
ICT Committee
Committee Chairman LUKE OLIVER luke.oliver@apf.com.au 0429 020 865
Committee Member CRAIG TRIMBLE craig@craigtrimble.com 0418 789 007
Committee Member SIMON COLMER simon.colmer@apf.com.au 0408 238 833
Committee Member GEMMA HODGES gemma.hodges@apf.com.au 0472 988 208

APF Minutes to Annual General Meetings

2018 Minutes to AGM

2017 Minutes to AGM

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's Charters in the APF Operational Committees Charters. 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's Charters in the APF Operational Committees Charters. For a list of positions and current incumbents please the list of Councils below.

Governing Documents

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

NSWPC
Board Representative VIVIAN MERZ
Board Representative MARK SZULMAYER
Administrator ROBERT McMILLAN
Chairperson MARK SZULMAYER
Grievance Officer RICHARD PETTERS    
Judging Chair NEIL FERGIE
Media Liaison JULIA McCONNEL
RAPAC Delegate GRAHAME HILL
Rigger Chair TONY MAURER 0428 471 227
jumpportmac@bigpond.com
State Coach VIVIAN MERZ
Treasurer KEN ENRIGHT

Northern Territory Parachute Council

C/O PO Box 3114, Darwin, NT 0801

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

North Queensland Parachute Council

C/O PO Box 291, Cannonvale, QLD 4802

Web: http://www.nqpc.asn.au/

NQPC
Board Representative ANNA VAN DER VLUGT 0429 772 154 annavandervlugt@live.nl 
 Area Coach TIM KOLLN 0412 916 949 tkolln@hotmail.com
 Area Judge LORETTA THOMPSON 0414 556 762  rettaminutello@gmail.com
Chairperson ALAN MOSS 0412 889 154 mossy@skydivetownsville.com 
Media Liaison Officer PATRICK DUNNE
paddydunnes@gmail.com
Member Protection Information Officer MARK SCHAFER 0439 775 907 markschafer.1987@gmail.com
Secretary VALERIE SCHMIED 0429 377 889  valerieschmied@gmail.com
Treasurer ANNA VAN DER VLUGT
0429 772 154
annavandervlugt@live.nl
Trauma Officer  ANNA MUELLER 0472 688 206 annakmueller1@gmail.com

South Queensland Parachute Council

Web: http://www.sqpc.org.au/

SQPC
Board Representative JOE STEIN
Chairperson LEA CRITCHLEY    
Development Officer MARISKA FOLLEY
Harassment/Grievance Officer PETER BRIERLEY    
Judge Chairperson SHEENA SIMMONDS
Media Liaison SONYA GELMAN    
Secretary/Administrator VIKKI GIRVIN
State Coach KRISTINA HICKS
Treasurer LUKE OLIVER
Vice Chairperson BEN NORDKAMP

South Australian Parachute Council

C/- 95 Albert Street, Goodwood, SA 5034

SAPC
Board Representative ALLAN GRAY

Chairperson CULLEN HABEL
Judge Chairperson SANDY NIEUWENHOVEN

Secretary ASHLEIGH-MARIE VAN HAGEN
State Coach SANDY NIEUWENHOVEN
Treasurer SHAUN HENDERSON
Media Liaison Officer JASON LEVERTON
Member Contact Officer BRIA SMITH

Victorian Tasmanian Parachute Council

Web: www.vtpc.org.au

90 Anderson Road, Fawkner VIC 3060

VTPC
Board Representative SIMON COLMER    
Archivist ELAINE V. HARE
Chairperson RALPH HAMILTON-PRESGRAVE
Member Protection Information Officer SAMANTHA HARPER
Judge Chairperson JENNI PLUMRIDGE
Property Member ELAINE V. HARE
RAPAC delegate ROBERT PAYNE
Secretary ELAINE V. HARE
State Coach JUSTIN DE WAARD
Treasurer RALPH HAMILTON-PRESGRAVE
Vice Chairperson PAUL ALGIE

West Australian Parachute Council

Email: waparachutecouncil@gmail.com


WAPC
Board Representative ASH SAUNDERS 0425 190 015 ashdelta@hotmail.com
Administrator VACANT

Area Judge PETA HOLMES 0409 996 469
zephyrjunkie@iinet.net.au
Chairperson ASH SAUNDERS 0425 190 015 ashdelta@hotmail.com
Media Liaison TAMARA McMURTRIE 0430 191 787 tamaramcm89@hotmail.com
Secretary KEVIN DODD 0439 513 334
doddkevin70@gmail.com
State Coach GUSTAVO BOISSON 0426 021 285 gustavoboisson@hotmail.com
Treasurer  MAYBRITT PRAHL 0417 700 091
maybritt.prahl@gmail.com
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