Sports Aviation Australia

The Team

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MITCHELL BOYLE

NED, Branding Ambassador, Flight Instructor

Mitchell Boyle will be actively involved in both the promotion of the College in China and overseeing the flight training at the College. 
Mitchell has had a passion for aviation for over a decade.  He started RAA flight training at just the age of 11. He flew solo on his 15th birthday (earliest legal age).  He had this full recreational pilots certificate weeks later .  In 2008 when Mitch was 16 years of age he participated in a flying event where he became the youngest pilot to solo circumnavigate mainland Australia, to this date, he still holds this record.
Mitchell has his Commercial Pilots Licence, with both the multi engine rating and the Instructor rating.  In 2016, he completed a Diploma in Aviation.


JASON PARKER

NED and Finance advisor,
Board Chairman - Financial Management.

Jason is a forward-thinking professional director and a qualified public accountant as well as an ASSOB sponsor. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), a Fellow member of the National Institute of Accountants (FPNA) and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM). Jason has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) along with the AICD’s Company Directors Course Diploma. Jason has experience in both For-Profit and Not-For-Profit sectors with particular expertise in professional services and health (mental health) as well as in sport. 
Jason has demonstrated high-level financial management, corporate governance and risk management skills. He is also a creative thinker and strategist with an instinct for marketing and championing growth. Jason has hands-on experience in acquisitions and capital-raising. Jason has lead businesses through rapid growth and has chaired several sub-committees.


Dr Caroline Hong

NED and Cultural Advisor,

Madam Vice Chairman

Dr Caroline Hong is an Asian Australian Business Woman with a unique and diverse background over 30 years in Business, Healthcare, Government & Associations. 
Caroline has a deep understanding of Australia in the Asian Century. and has held  many senior appointments including Ambassador, CEO, Chairman, Advisory Board and company director roles, in the private, government, charity and not-for-profit sectors. Caroline‘s experience extends across business, dentistry, healthcare, government, community, business events and not-for profit sectors.
Caroline holds three tertiary qualifications from the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and the University of New South Wales. She is also an experienced company director and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Caroline is the CEO of CH Asia Australia Pty Ltd, and the President of China HR Pty Ltd (Australia) and Asia HR (Australia).  She holds several Non-Executive board roles in Australian companies.
Caroline is very active in the Australia-Asia and Australia-China community. She is an Honorary Adviser of the Australian Malaysian Singaporean Association, was past CEO of the SME Association of Australia and former Member of the SME Committee of the Australia China Business Council..  Dr Hong also supports several charities including the St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation for medical research and the Vinnies CEO Sleepout Charity for homeless services.


Hon. Andrew Stoner

NED, Investment, trade and Business Advisor

The Honourable Andrew Stoner B.Bus., MBA. is Managing Director and CEO of his own consulting company, Andrew Stoner & Associates Pty Ltd.
He served as Deputy Premier of New South Wales and was NSW’s first Minister for Trade and Investment, leading international engagement for Australia’s largest and most prosperous State. He led numerous trade missions, particularly to China, Japan, Korea, South East Asia, the United States, and the Middle East, and established new NSW Trade & Investment offices in priority markets. His efforts resulted in economic gains through enhanced two-way trade and strong growth in investment.
He was also one of Australia’s longest-serving political leaders - leading the regionally based National Party for almost 12 years. His knowledge of the economic, social and regulatory environment, and his networks both in business and government are second to none. His connections include specialist associates, whose detailed knowledge, qualifications and experience add important dimensions to the valuable advice offered.
Andew’s experience is widespread.  He is a non-executive Director at Global Fortune Investment, Deputy Chair at CHINA DAIRY CORPORATION LIMITED, Senior Advisor at Yuhu Group Australia and a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company.


Brad Stebbing

NED, Branding and Communications advisor

Director of Crafted Design, a highly awarded design company. Brad has personally been awarded the Cormack Packaging Innovations Award, was a finalist in the national Breville Young Designer and took out the HIVE lighting competition. In 2009, Brad had two of his designs in the finals (of a total of five) of the Belle Georg Jensen Design Competition, which he ended up taking out the first prize. The same year he was a finalist in the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards.
Brad has positioned his services as a one-stop shop for creative and engineering services for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.  He was an executive director of Poppin Pods, a fast-moving consumer goods start-up and is currently on the board of directors for a number of start-up companies.
Some of the roles that he has taken on with Slasherteck range from prototyping, industrial design, sourcing manufacture, production management, logistics, visual communications design, branding, commercialisation and strategic planning.


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Norm Boyle

Business and project development consultant

Norm has both national and international experience in company start-up and intellectual property transfer, contract negotiation and protocol implementation and compliance.  He has extensive experience with Shire Council property development approvals and has worked on unrelated projects in China.
Norm holds the patents for several innovations in the Roadside Maintenance and traffic management industry and is actively involved in their commercialisation.  He also holds several other patents in Aquaculture, consumer goods & recycling.