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John Baker

Board Member

AM FRAeS MIEAust CPEng, NER, Group Captain (Ret’d)

John is a retired Senior Australian Air Force Officer, a Military Pilot, an Aeronautical Engineer, a four-time military commander, an aviation tradesman and a business CEO and Director. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1992 for services to military aircraft engineering and awarded the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators [GAPAN] Most Significant Individual Contribution to Australian Aviation in 1991.

John’s Order of Australia Citation highlights his very personable approach, his leadership and management skills, the encouragement he gives to his peers and his staff with these attributes always combined with his personal dedication to organisational growth. His organisation of International Conferences and commitment to and support of sports aviation in Australia were part of his GAPAN Citation.

John brings his leadership, organisational, and financial management skills to IDS. He intends to continue the established IDS focus on people with disabilities being able to live the life they desire. John exercises every day and in his spare time likes to walk and ride his bicycle.