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MEET THE TEAM

We know that a loss of licence can have serious consequences to your livelihood and your family's financial security. We have been providing peace of mind and finanical support for Australia's pilots for over 50 years.

The MBF provides an easy, personal process. No call centre queues - with your MBF the team member you need to speak with is just a call, teleconference or email away. Our friendly team strives to provide the most personal and professional service.

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Michelle Vong

GENERAL MANAGER
Michelle has been with the MBF for over 9 years and has recently become the General Manager and Company Secretary and is responsible to the Board for setting and implementing strategic plans approved by the Directors. She is the Responsible Manager for the AFSL held by MBF and ensures governance and compliance policies and procedures are in place. She is also responsible for the overall results of the business and the effectiveness of the business operations.
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Pip Berquist

Membership Manager
Pip joined the MBF team in 2018, and is our Membership Manager; her role includes supervision of the membership team, overseeing membership applications and annual renewals. Pip reports directly to the Board on all membership matters and will raise any policy or technical membership issues on behalf of members.
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Christine Simpson

CLAIMS MANAGER
As the Claims Manager, Christine provides advice and assistance to members through the claims process – claimants will need to talk to Christine in order to make the process as smooth as possible. She reports directly to the Board on all claims matters and is also the Privacy Officer. Christine is the primary contact in relation to the MBF Internal Complaints Handling Process.
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Aaron Tams

IT & Security Manager
Aaron has been with the MBF since 2014. Aaron manages all aspects of our IT and Security, from Projects, System Administration, Support, Future scoping and control and administration of the Building systems. Aaron also assists Michelle with the day to day Facilities Management.
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Shalini Puthanveetil

Accounts Manager
Shalini has been with the MBF since 2021 and has become the Accounts Manager. She handles all aspects of bookkeeping, accounts payable, annual accounts and daily financial transactions.
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Asha Monteiro

Membership Assistant
Asha has joined the MBF team in the latter part of 2021 and has been providing essential support within the membership team.
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Katherine Wengier

Bookkeeper
Katherine recently joined the MBF team and is providing essential support within the accounts and bookkeeping team.