Our Team


Andrew Shelley

Chief Executive
mobile:021 549 045
email:andrew@asms.co.nz
LinkedIn:andrewshelley

Andrew is one of the Directors of Aviation Safety Management Systems Ltd. He has advised on strategic, economic and regulatory issues in a wide range of industries.

Andrew is an active researcher and writer on issues related to drones. You can read some of his work here:

Heather Andrews

SMS Specialist
mobile:021 061 4655
email:heather@asms.co.nz
LinkedIn:hhandrews

Heather is one of the Directors of Aviation Safety Management Systems Ltd, and our specialist in safety management.

Heather regularly works with a wide range of operators within the aviation industry, including large jet operations. Drawing on her broad experience in the aviation sector, Heather is one of the instructors for the UAS Pilot Certificate.

Chris Jackson

Flight Standards Manager
email:chris@asms.co.nz
LinkedIn:chris-jackson-83977226/

Chris is a highly experienced UAS pilot, test pilot, trainer, examiner, and engineer. He is an expert pilot on fixed wing, multi-rotor, and single-rotor helicopter platforms.

As Flight Standards Manager, Chris is responsibile for setting and maintaining the standards for flight training and testing for ASMS’ UAS training activities. He has oversight of our basic flight training, initial issue flight test, Part 102 Operational Competency Assessment, and Night Rating assessment.
Chris also holds CAA "approved person" status for inspecting and approving the construction of UAS with a gross mass of more than 15kg. For more information visit the Jackson UAS website.

UAV Agricultural Training


Andrew Hogarth

Agricultural Instructor

The holder of an E category flight instructor rating, Andrew delivers our UAV Agricultural Rating course for fixed wing operators.

Andrew is the Managing Director of Farmers Air Ltd and Chief Pilot for Pyka’s Part 102 certificated operations in New Zealand.


John Funnell

Agricultural Instructor

The holder of an E category flight instructor rating, John delivers our UAV Agricultural Rating course for rotary wing (including multi-rotor) operators.

John has a lifetime of aviation experience as a helicopter pilot in commercial, agricultural, and search-and-rescue operations.

Read John's book “Rescue Pilot”: http://penguin.co.nz/books/rescue-pilot-9781775538493.

David Latham

Agricultural Instructor

David is ASMS’ agricultural representative in the Deep South. He has over 25 years’ experience in the industry with over 8,000 hours flying agricultural operations and extensive experience in aerial firefighting.

When he’s not flying, David is an expert horseman and a Director of Flying Horse Ltd.

UAV Examiners and Instructors


Paul Bealing

UAV Flight Examiner

Paul is UAS Operations Manager and a Geospatial Science Technician with the Department of Geography, University of Canterbury. He has extensive experience in using UAVs and USVs to support research activities, including in extreme environments.

Yongxi He

UAV Flight Examiner

Yongxi is an expert drone racer and a professional airline pilot.

In his spare time Yongxi likes to eat hashbrowns.

Adam Kerr

UAV Flight Examiner

Adam has an extensive background in unmanned and model aircraft, and joins us from a previous role as Wholesale & Enterprise Account Manager for DJI Ferntech.

Nick Key

UAV Flight Examiner

Until very recently, Nick was the Technical Officer with the Department of Geography, University of Canterbury. He now runs his own UAV business.

Nick has extensive experience in using UAVs and USVs to support research activities, including in extreme environments.

Administration


Rochelle Nicholas

Operations Manager
email:rochelle@asms.co.nz


Martha Mynhardt

Office Administrator
email:admin@asms.co.nz