Our Volunteer Board

President: Clifton Hefner     president@rqac.com.au

BSc Hons (Texas), GAICD

In the international oil & gas industry, Clif has served as a Senior Manager/Executive for operations and engineering activities.  He continues to provide management consulting services across a number of industries, and currently serves as a QUT Adjunct Professor teaching Project Management.  He has held leadership roles as a Director of Stanwell Corporation, President of the Brisbane Division of Australian-American Association, and Vice President of the Australian Federation of the Australian-American Association. He lives on, owns, and runs a small Charolais beef cattle stud in Sunshine Coast hinterland.  Clif’s love of aviation comes from being both a fixed and rotary wing pilot.

Vice President: John McDonald

John is proprietor and property manager of mcd Property Group, he is also a director of several other companies with operations in road Transport and property development.

He completed an engineering apprenticeship and is a pilot.

Secretary: Ian Tait     secretary@rqac.com.au

MBA, FAICD, FAIM, FNIBA

Ian has 35 years of technical, financial and management experience. He has held board roles on a number of aviation companies across Australia. He is a current pilot and has owned several aircraft.

Treasurer: Lisa Tait

BBus, Dip FS, GCPA, FIPA, RTA, FFA

Lisa is a qualified accountant & financial adviser and has operated her own practice for over 21 years. She is a fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants & holds her Public Practice licence with them.  She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants & a member of the National Tax & Accountants Association.  As a financial planner, she is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and an Authorised Representative of Dover Financial Advisers.

She is a current pilot & has been an active member of the Formation Flying team at Archerfield for over 15 years.

Director: Glenn Cuffe

 B.Sc (Hons), PhD

Glenn has practiced as a Psychologist in the civilian and military contexts. He commenced learning to fly at RQAC in 1973 and obtained his pilot’s licence in 1975.  Glenn has served as the RQAC Club Captain and has 28 years RQAC Board experience over two stints including two terms as President. He is a Life Member of RQAC.

Director: Andrew Nacsa

AdvDip Avn

Andrew is a Grade 1 Flying Instructor and Charter Pilot and he has 20 years’ experience in the Aviation Industry. He has filled roles as Charter Manager, Aeromedical Pilot for the RFDS and both Deputy Chief Flying Instructor and Chief Flying Instructor at 3 Flying Schools at Archerfield. He was Head of Operations at the Airline Academy of Australia and is currently Deputy Head of Operations at Darling Downs Aero Club.

Director: David Tait

David is a passionate aviator having been involved in aviation as long as he can remember which includes washing aircraft. David holds a PPL he obtained at Archerfield  in 2012 and has continued to increase his knowledge and experience with numerous endorsements including tail wheel. He currently fly’s a Cessna182RG. David presently works in the aviation insurance industry in a senior role.

Director: Mark Crompton

Mark is private pilot and has been an aviation enthusiast all of his life. With qualifications in engineering, computer science and business development, he has held senior positions for Australian and International IT companies as well as enjoying the role of being a part time educator through TAFE. Currently Mark is the Director of a family based holding company which holds interests in Retail and Technology based businesses. Part of his give-back to the community has been to work with youth based charities and mentoring start up technology businesses. Mark is both a shareholder and the Treasurer of the Brisbane Flying Group which operates two aircraft based at Archerfield Airport.