Captain Louise Pole elected AFAP President

The Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) has appointed Captain Louise Pole as the first woman president in its 80-year history.

She was today elected to head the 4,700-plus strong membership of working pilots at the AFAP Annual Convention held in Queensland.

Captain Pole said she was excited to have the opportunity to lead the AFAP executive team and continue to make a meaningful contribution to AFAP’s ongoing growth and success.

“In its 80th year AFAP continues to be the leading organisation representing and promoting the interests of Australian professional pilots,” said AFAP President Captain Louise Pole.

“I am very much looking forward to leading the team and bringing my experience and expertise to champion the highest possible standards of aviation safety for our members,” she said.

“I am also keen to advocate for our members on other issues that I am passionate about, such as developing leadership capability, supporting people at every stage of their piloting career and leading initiatives that enable women pilots to train and join the workplace,” she said.

AFAP Executive Director Simon Lutton said the incoming AFAP President will apply her considerable knowledge of the aviation industry and an intimate understanding of the needs of pilots to being an outstanding president.

“Louise will play a crucial role as we work to position the federation for continuing growth and success in a rapidly changing environment,” said Mr Lutton.

“In particular, Louise will lead initiatives to serve our growing AFAP membership and to help attract and retain talent to the aviation industry,” he said.

For more information:
Anna Cousins

AFAP Media Contact 

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