Beginning his aviation career in 1969 as graduate of No.5 Qantas Cadet Pilot Course, Trevor flew B707, B747 and B767 aircraft for the Company holding Command and Check Pilot status on the latter two types.
He was the Technical Director of the Australian International Pilot’s Association for two years prior to being appointed to the Qantas Flight Operation’s management team in 1984. Between 1984 and 1996, he held several senior appointments included Superintendent Flight Safety and General Manager B747 Operations.
Trevor resigned from Qantas in November 1996 to take an appointment as the Executive General Manager Operations and Inflight Services at Ansett Australia. Since 2001, he has held “C” level appointments in large international/Domestic airlines, Low Cost airlines and freight airlines within Australasia and Europe.
He was a member of the Flight Safety Foundation team responsible for the development and implementation of the highly successful Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) program.
During his career, he has held regulatory responsibility for Air Operator Certificates (AOC) and Certificates of Approval (Maintenance) issued by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the New Zealand CAA and the Myanmar DCA.
With strong commitment and passion for educating future aviation professionals, Trevor has held appointments in academia and has served as a member of the Aviation Study Group of Linacre College at Oxford University.
From 1988 to 1996, he was a member of the Board of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (SE Region), serving the latter two years as Vice President. More recently, he was a member of the RFDS (Qld Section) Risk and Compliance Committee.
During 2015, he was the ‘start-up’ CEO of FMI Air, a domestic RPT airline operating in Myanmar and he is currently involved in a project to introduce an aeromedical service to that country.
Most recently, he was Chairman of the Board of Nauru Airlines Corporation.
Trevor is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Navigation, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, Honorary Fellow of the Safety Institute of Australia and a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators. In 1999, he was awarded a Master Air Pilot certificate by the Guild of Air Pilot and Navigators of London and in 2001, the Grand Master’s Australian Medal by the Guild.