Director Of Business Operations, ASAC Consultancy and Wildu Aero
Director of Business Operations – ASAC Consultancy and Wildu Aero
North Carolina State University (USA) – Master of Public Administration (Major – Local and Regional Economic Development; Sub Major – Management Systems).
Deakin University- Post Graduate Degree in Social Science (Regional Administration and Decentralisation).
RMIT University – Business Degree (Local Government).
Certificate in Business Retention and Expansion (2003).
Work History & Achievements
Fellow Institute of Municipal Management.
Over 20 years in local government including 11 years as Chief Executive Officer (250 employees).
Self-employed consultant/contract focusing on economic and tourism development; management and governance; strategic planning; community engagement and planning; and business case/feasibility plans and forecasting.
A member and past member of several regional boards both in rural and metropolitan Victoria, including 6 years on the Board of Mallee Family Care (Mildura).
Won Victorian State and National awards based on community and economic development models.
Long-range hydrogen fuel-cell-powered eVTOL drone (MedAero) network for Aged Care and Community Care in regional, rural, and remote Australia.
The introduction of the MedAero service will use advanced technology to better link patients/clients/consumers in any location to primary health care. As a result, this business venture will revolutionise healthcare for 29% (7.5 million) of Australians living in regional, rural, and remote areas to achieve timely access to health services and offer numerous advantages for improved community and aged care health outcomes.
The owner of ASAC Consultancy (the research and development arm) and Wildu Aero (the operations arm) have approached this venture due to her belief in the compassionate humanitarian benefits and the right of all people to equitable health outcomes regardless of their geographical location.
The primary purpose of the service is to provide rapid and efficient health service delivery of prescription medicines, collection of pathology, blood products, antivenom, vaccines, etc. for regional, rural, and remote locations, and in emergency situations. Therefore, achieving timely diagnostics and treatment, reducing response times, saving lives, and improving healthcare accessibility. The service utilises technology to substantially increase links between telehealth, health service providers, and pharmaceutical supplies for timely accessibility for aged and community healthcare patients/clients/consumers.
The highlight of the cutting-edge technology of the eVTOL hydrogen fuel cell drones we are developing will be the capability of flying up to 1,200 km, ensuring reliable and secure operations, and complying with aviation and healthcare regulations.
This service offers faster response times, reliability, and accessibility and reduced dependency on land transport which is often faced with challenges related to difficult terrains, floods, weather conditions, or overcoming geographical barriers. The service is cost-effective with savings of more than 80% in comparison to other forms of transport.
The service will address existing challenges faced by those living in underserved communities, especially First Nations communities, concerning healthcare accessibility, due to long travel times, limited medical infrastructure, and difficulty accessing urgent medical services. The service will align with public values and the cultural needs and sensitivities of First Nations communities.
The eVTOL drone service has potential socioeconomic benefits, such as job creation, skill development, improved overall well-being of communities, and the positive environmental impact of using electric-powered hydrogen drones, reducing carbon emissions, and contributing to the sustainability objectives.
The introduction of the service will extend collaboration between telehealth, businesses, government agencies, and communities. In addition, the service will achieve improved health outcomes for the population living in regional, rural, and remote communities.