Our Team

Our Team

Andy Shone, Southpac International CEO, has overseen the development of many new courses and the implementation of comprehensive Safety and Leadership training programs.

Andy Shone

Chief Executive Officer

Andy has been leading Southpac in the capacity of CEO since 2014 and had previously held the role of General Manager for four years. In this time Southpac has grown to become the region’s leading provider of aviation safety services. As an experienced facilitator, Andy has been recognised for his passionate delivery and focus on student engagement. He has overseen the development of many new courses and the implementation of comprehensive Safety and Leadership training programs. Andy is also an active lead auditor and consultant and has conducted hundreds of audits and led the implementation of management systems for over 30 diverse organisations.

Annemette Kilpatrick Office Manager & Course Coordinator, manages the marketing, coordination, after course administration and exam marking of all Southpac courses.

Annemette Kilpatrick

Office Manager & Course Coordinator

Annemette has worked for Southpac since 2007 and, aside from being the main contact for all clients, manages the marketing, coordination, after course administration and exam marking of all Southpac courses. Annemette has coordinated hundreds of courses and has developed close working relationships with many clients and participants. With an extensive administrative background and a natural talent for coordination and planning, Annemette knows every detail of each course run by Southpac. Annemette has completed diploma qualifications in quality auditing, management and training and assessment.

Amanda Shone, Systems Consultant, is a qualified and passionate business systems consultant with experience working with a range of organisations, from Government Departments to international boutique agencies.

Amanda Shone

Systems Consultant

Amanda is a qualified and passionate business systems consultant with experience working with a range of organisations, from Government Departments to international boutique agencies. With a degree in business and several further qualifications in auditing, management and training, Amanda has helped organisations both in Australia and overseas to implement effective and efficient system and to manage these systems in a way that will foster continual improvement.

Amy Kight

Consultant & Auditor

Amy has a passion for promoting individual, professional and business growth. During consultations, Amy takes a holistic approach and explores the leadership, management systems, people and practices in place to guide businesses towards overall business improvement. With qualifications in Psychology, Education, Auditing and Management, Amy is a highly skilled auditor who works across several industries to support businesses of all size and scope to reach their full potential.

Mark Alston, H.O.P Coach at Southpac International, uses a combination of the ‘Safety Differently’ approach with the principals of Human and Organisational Performance (H.O.P) to best enhance operational success.

Mark Alston

HOP Coach and Consultant

Utilising his operational background, Mark assists clients to develop bespoke programs drivers leadership cultural change. His focus on these solutions that work with frontline leadership to support employees at all levels.  Using a combination of the ‘Safety Differently’ approach with the principals of Human and Organisational Performance (H.O.P) to best enhance operational success.

Rebecca Gill has a Masters in Aviation Management and as a Course Facilitator as well as Training Manager, Bec is directly involved with all training and the development of all Southpac courses in accordance with the Australian regulatory bodies.

Rebecca Gill

Training Manager

Prior to joining the Southpac Team, Bec travelled the world for six years working as Senior Cabin Services Manager for an award-willing international airline based in Dubai. Bec has a Masters in Aviation Management and has lived and worked in various countries including England, Dubai, Hong Kong, Brunei and Japan. As a Course Facilitator as well as Training Manager, Bec is directly involved with all training and the development of all Southpac courses in accordance with the Australian regulatory bodies.

Dr David Weber is an innovative Human Factors, Safety, and Human & Organisational Performance consultant with experience across a range of safety-critical work in varied industry segments.

Dr. David Weber

HOP Consultant

David is an innovative Human Factors, Safety, and Human & Organisational Performance (HOP) consultant with experience across a range of safety-critical work in varied industry segments. He has an extensive understanding of safety-critical operation through work observations and conversations with people in varied roles, analysis of human performance and safety management systems, as well as practical flying experience as a private pilot. David’s knowledge is founded on a Certificate IV in Work Health Safety, Bachelor and Master of Science in Psychology, and a PhD in Aviation and Safety Sciences by the Griffith University Safety Science Innovation Lab, allowing him to provide expert analysis of qualitative and quantitative information and report findings both in confidential business reports and academic publications.

Vanessa Copp

HOP Coach & Consultant

Vanessa has a passion for helping individuals and organisations to practically apply contemporary views of safety in the workplace. She has global work experience in Human & Organisational Performance (HOP) and a background in health, safety, coaching and facilitation. Vanessa has a distinctive ability to guide organisations in forging their own path with the HOP approach, integrating foundational principles into the way they operate. Her mission is to share the concepts in ways that can be ingrained for long lasting positive impact.

David Munns is a licenced commercial pilot and helicopter pilot with over 30 years experience in all aspects of the aviation industry.

David Munns

Course Facilitator

David is a licenced commercial pilot and helicopter pilot with over 30 years experience in all aspects of the aviation industry from GA to commercial and the Navy. David also has worked as a trainer to the Mining Industry, teaching and operating some of the largest dump trucks in the world. Career highlights include carrying out an operational and depot level maintenance on UH-1 ‘Huey’ and Eurocopter ‘Squirrel’ helicopters as well as F/A-18 Hornets, teaching as a Commercial Helicopter Theory Instructor for Advanced Flight Theory and working with Airways Aviation as the Senior Theory Instructor.

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