NENW Regional Advisory Committee Chair Announced

Written by: WRHS, 13 Aug 2019

NENW Regional Advisory Committee Chair Announced

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service today announced the appointment of Conrad Bolton as the Chair of its New England North West (NENW) Regional Advisory Committee (RAC). The Appointment follows the retirement of long term Chair Max Cathcart.


CEO of the Service Richard Jones OAM said Conrad’s appointment will provide great benefits for the community.


“I believe Conrad’s community involvement at every level will be an important connection for our organisation throughout the NENW. Conrad is so passionate about making a difference and ensuring that our Service continues providing aeromedical care for those in need,” said Mr Jones.


Mr Bolton brings a wealth of knowledge to the role with previous aviation and local governance experience. The former Narrabri Shire Council Mayor has sat on a number of State and Local Government Committees, and has been a strong supporter of the Service since its launch in Tamworth in 2000.


Conrad said he was honoured to have been selected for such an important community position.


“I am delighted to accept the position of Chair for the NENW Regional Advisory Committee. To be directly involved with such an exceptional organisation is an absolute honour. The importance of aerial emergency response provides great comfort for our regional communities, secure in the knowledge that the best medical help is not far away. I am looking forward to working alongside the eight other dedicated committee members to ensure the Westpac Rescue Helicopter remains ready to respond 24-7 from the Service’s Tamworth Base,” he said.


The RAC comprises nine committee members including its Chair, with a purpose to advise and assist the Board and Senior Management Team of the Service on matters relevant to the local region. The committee helps to ensure the Service’s strategic direction and partnerships continue to serve the community’s best interests.


Since the year 2000, the RAC has played a vital role in the development of the Tamworth-based operations and includes representatives from Barraba, Armidale, Tamworth, Wee Waa, Walcha, Gunnedah and Quirindi.