Meet the Executive Committee

The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre Qld Inc. Executive Committee (EC) meets regularly throughout the year to manage and implement the organisations fiduciary, strategic, and future plans and to ensure that decisions are consistent with the Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles as a Not for Profit organisation. The AAHC Qld Executive Committee is supported by non-executive committee members and volunteers who assist with the day to day work and operations of AAHC Qld Inc at Caboolture Qld.

Ralph Cusack has been a successful Businessman since 1976 and has been involved in the restoration and recovery of a large number of historic aircraft since 1967. He is currently restoring a historically significant Warbird, Beaufort A9-141, at Caboolture Qld, which will be the world’s only flying Beaufort Bomber.

The role of Vice President is currently vacant

I started working on the Caboolture Airfield for Complete Aircraft Care in March 2016. I had never worked in the Aviation Industry before and I have definitely been bitten by the bug! I've been fortunate to fly in a Mustang P51, a Chip Munk, and a Mentor – where we did formation flying. The passion that I see people have for the Beaufort is admirable. I look forward to working with AAHC Qld in their efforts to get her in the air.

Rod Thiesfield, a banker for forty one years, specialising in the introduction of computer equipment and programs in the latter years of his career, before joining the Beaufort Restoration Group at Hendra in November 2004. Presently Team Leader of the volunteers and recently appointed to Co-ordinator of the DAP Beaufort A9-141 restoration project.