Our Executive Committee

Australian Aviation Heritage Centre Qld Inc.

Meet the Executive Committee

The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre Qld Inc. Executive Committee (EC) meets regularly throughout the year to manage and implement the organisations fiduciary, strategic, and future plans and to ensure that decisions are consistent with the Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles as a Not for Profit organisation. The AAHC Qld Executive Committee is supported by non-executive committee members and volunteers who assist with the day to day work and operations of AAHC Qld Inc at Caboolture Qld.

Peter Brown AAHC Qld Inc. President

Peter Brown


Peter Brown, now retired after a long and successful career in sales, finds himself with the time to dedicate to his life long passion of aviation. He is currently a volunteer and is also President of AAHC Qld Inc. He looks forward to the successful restoration and first flight of DAP Beaufort A9-141.

Ralph Cusack AAHC Qld Inc. Vice President

Ralph Cusack

Vice President

Ralph Cusack has been a successful Businessman since 1976 and has been involved in the restoration and recovery of a large number of historic aircraft since 1967. He is currently restoring a historically significant Warbird, Beaufort A9-141, at Caboolture Qld, which will be the world’s only flying Beaufort Bomber.

Bruce Patching AAHC Qld Inc. Treasurer

Bruce Patching


Retired Accountant/Picture Framer/House Builder with a love for aviation from a young age. Sport got in the way so it was the chance to work on an aircraft some 10 plus years ago that got me involved in the Beaufort Project. Skills learnt on the job have been a delight and the sheer experience of working with a new group of friends is something that money can’t buy.

Rod Thiesfield AAHC Qld Inc. Secretary

Rod Thiesfield


Rod Thiesfield, a banker for forty one years, specialising in the introduction of computer equipment and programs in the latter years of his career, before joining the Beaufort Restoration Group at Hendra in November 2004. Presently Team Leader of the volunteers and recently appointed to Co-ordinator of the DAP Beaufort A9-141 restoration project.

Each Donation of $100 is equal to 5 hrs of Quality Restoration Work!