The Southpac Aerospace Team

Andy Shone

Chief Executive Officer

Andy has been leading Southpac in the capacity of CEO since 2014 and had previously held the role of General Manager for four years. In this time Southpac has grown to become the region’s leading provider of aviation safety services. As an experienced facilitator, Andy has been recognised for his passionate delivery and focus on student engagement. He has overseen the development of many new courses and the implementation of comprehensive Safety and Leadership training programs. Andy is also an active lead auditor and consultant and has conducted hundreds of audits and led the implementation of management systems for over 30 diverse organisations.

Richard Bucknell

Systems Consultant

With over 30 years experience working with Quality Management Systems, Richard has the experience, knowledge and passion to work with almost any organisation. Richard’s background in the management specialists industry gives him a unique capacity to relate to real-life problems his listeners may be experiencing. His facilitative approach helps them to not only find the answers but also see how to apply what they learn practically in their own working environment.

As a trainer, Richard has the unique ability to relate to people from all walks of life and to deliver his material in such a way that can make anyone enthusiastic, interested and informed.

Annemette Kilpatrick

Office Manager & Course Coordinator

Annemette has worked for Southpac since 2007 and, aside from being the main contact for all clients, manages the marketing, coordination, after course administration and exam marking of all Southpac courses. Annemette has coordinated hundreds of courses and has developed close working relationships with many clients and participants. With an extensive administrative background and a natural talent for coordination and planning, Annemette knows every detail of each course run by Southpac. Annemette has completed diploma qualifications in quality auditing, management and training and assessment.

Amanda Shone

Systems Consultant

Amanda is a qualified and passionate business systems consultant with experience working with a range of organisations, from Government Departments to international boutique agencies. With a degree in business and several further qualifications in auditing, management and training, Amanda has helped organisations both in Australia and overseas to implement effective and efficient systems and to manage these systems in a way that will foster continual improvement.

Tania Singer

Systems Consultant and Course Facilitator

Tania is a safety and management all rounder with experience in a number of industries including construction and mining, fitness and health, education, retail, finance and consultancy, as well as having qualifications in training, auditing, business and accounting. Safety has always been a focus for Tania who also has extensive experience in the aviation industry and who has been involved in human factors training, fatigue risk management, auditing, safety reporting and course development.

Rebecca Gill

Training Manager and Auditor

Prior to joining the Southpac Team, Bec travelled the world for six years working as Senior Cabin Services Manager for an award-willing international airline based in Dubai. Bec has a Masters in Aviation Management and has lived and worked in various countries including England, Dubai, Hong Kong, Brunei and Japan. As  Training Manager, Bec is directly involved with all our courses and their continual development and improvement.

Libby Bakewell

Course Facilitator and Human Factors Specialist

In her 30 years in the aviation industry, Libby has worked in a number of areas including small flight training organisations, RPT operations and General Aviation charter companies through to airlines such as Qantas. She has held operational roles such as Flight Instructor, Line Pilot, Cabin Manager and training leadership roles including Human Factors Facilitator and Trainer.

Libby is experienced in both aviation auditing and ISO 9001 auditing and certification. With post-graduate qualifications in Management, Auditing, OHS and WHS, Libby is currently focused on promoting safety within aviation maintenance companies through a Human Factors training Program, which will meet CASA Human Factors Training compliance standards. Libby also has a keen interest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and the regulatory systems around this new area of aviation

David Munns

Course Facilitator

David is a licenced commercial pilot and helicopter pilot with over 30 years experience in all aspects of the aviation industry from GA to commercial and the Navy. David also has worked as a trainer to the Mining Industry, teaching and operating some of the largest dump trucks in the world. Career highlights include carrying out an operational and depot level maintenance on UH-1 ‘Huey’ and Eurocopter ‘Squirrel’ helicopters as well as F/A-18 Hornets, teaching as a Commercial Helicopter Theory Instructor for Advanced Flight Theory and working with Airways Aviation as the Senior Theory Instructor.

Luis Gill

Certification Coordinator

Luis’ background is in aviation, management and the defence, he has combined all of this experience to focus on the certification needs of Southpac clients. With qualifications in Management, Environmental Management, Auditing and Aviation, Luis is an experienced auditor and is responsible for all certification activities for Southpac. Luis has also worked in various countries throughout the globe and has experience working in the cabin service team of a major international airline.