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Brad Hazzard announced as new chair of Careflight

CareFlight has today announced a key change in its leadership with long-serving Chair, The Hon Dr Andrew Refshauge, to be succeeded by former NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

Mr Hazzard has been appointed as a Director of CareFlight and joins the Board in the role of Deputy Chair.  Following a period of transition, Mr Hazzard will step into the role of Chair in 2024

Mr Hazzard commented that it was a privilege to be appointed Deputy Chair (and Chair designate) of CareFlight.

“With the support of the Board, CEO and management team I am wholeheartedly committed to seeing CareFlight build on the strong progress achieved over the past 16 years under Andrew’s leadership,” Mr Hazzard said.

“I am looking forward to helping lead this dynamic and vital organisation through its next phase and continuing to improve and deliver the best possible outcomes for the patients and communities we serve”, he said.

The Careflight Helicopter arrives at Manly Oval during an incident in 2022. Photo: Luke Gavahan Media.

About CareFlight

CareFlight was founded in 1986 as an aeromedical charity with the mission to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community. They provide advanced trauma treatment and critical medical care to seriously ill and injured patients as quickly as possible to give them the greatest chance of recovery so they can resume their lives.


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