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, Skype or email away. Our friendly team strives to provide the most personal and professional service.

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Andrew Vogt

General Manager
Andrew is the MBF's new General Manager, scheduled to take over the role from Chris Henderson.
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Pip Berquist

Membership Manager
Pip is a new addition to the MBF team, taking over the Membership Manager role until 2020.
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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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Michelle Vong

ACCOUNTANT & FACILITIES MANAGER
Michelle has been with the MBF for over four years and has recently become the MBF Accountant, as well as Facilities Manager for the MBF building in South Melbourne. She handles all aspects of bookkeeping, accounts payable and daily financial transactions. Michelle has a Bachelor of Accounting and completed her CPA qualification in 2018.
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Aaron Tams

IT Projects
Aaron manages our IT Projects, including the membership database and security systems.
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Jessica Brownscombe

MARKETING COORDINATOR & MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANT
Jessica started with the MBF in September 2015. She provides front line customer service as part of the membership team with information to new members, processing applications and answering members’ queries. As well as undertaking a number of projects in IT, Jess’s role has recently been broadened into coordinating the marketing and social media aspects of the MBF.
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Karen Ellis

Membership Assistant
Karen joined the MBF team in 2019 and has been providing essential support within the membership team.
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Michelle Carabott

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Michelle started working full time at the AAPMBF in April 2007 as the Building Administration Officer. After maternity leave in 2011/12 she returned part-time as an Administration Assistant where she assists MBF staff with membership related queries and projects.