Andrew Andersen Appointed New Regional Vice President of IAOPA

Andrew Andersen Appointed New Regional Vice President of IAOPA

Andrew Andersen Appointed New Regional Vice President of IAOPA

August 7, 2019 By Kreisha Ballantyne
AOPA Australia congratulates Andrew Andersen on his appointment as Vice President of International AOPA, Asia Pacific Region. KREISHA BALLANTYNE reports.
There has been a changing of the guard at iAOPA Asia Pacific, with AOPA USA President, Mr Mark Baker, appointing AOPA Australia member Mr Andrew Anderson as the regions new...

There has been a changing of the guard at iAOPA Asia Pacific, with AOPA USA President, Mr Mark Baker, appointing AOPA Australia member Mr Andrew Anderson as the regions new Vice President.  Mr Anderson takes over from outgoing Vice President Mr Phillip Reiss, effective 7th August 2019.

Mr Andrew Anderson is an AOPA Australia past-President, co-chair of the industry organisation Australian Strategic Air Traffic Management Group’s SBAS subgroup and passionate advocate for general aviation reform.  He is the owner of a Cessna 182S and has held his pilot’s licence for over thirty years and is a highlhy respected industry representative.

AOPA Australia’s Executive Director Ben Morgan says, “On behalf of our Board of Directors and national membership I congratulate Andrew on his appointment as iAOPA Asia Pacific Vice President.  Andrew is a strong ambassador for AOPA Australia and we are all looking forward to working with him and our iAOPA colleagues to unlock opportunities for Australian general aviation today and into the future.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the past work of outgoing Vice President Mr Phillip Reiss who has been a strong advocate for AOPA Australia across the past decade.  We wish Phillip the very best in his retirement.” he said.



 

Kreisha Ballantyne

Kreisha’s experience across various sectors of the aviation industry reflect her passion for general aviation. In previous editorial roles at AOPA Australian Pilot, Sport Pilot and AirSport, Kreisha has had the privilege of flying in – and writing about -a multitude of aircraft types, from a powered parachute to a PC12. Kreisha is currently a feature writer for Australian Flying magazine, as well as CASA’s Flight Safety Australia. As a private pilot, Kreisha has experienced an incredible array of aviation adventures, including flying solo across Australia in heels and lipstick to influence young female pilots; wing-walking on a vintage Stearman; flying in New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Austria; and interviewing a diverse and incredible cross-section of aviators. Now in her tenth year in the industry, she is delighted to continue her passion for writing about aviation as one of AOPA’s new digital editors.

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