NZSASI Officers

Alister Buckingham
Mike Zaytsoff
Wayne Jones

ISASI Officers


Frank Del Gandio

Executive Advisor

Richard Stone

Vice President

Rob Carter


Chad Balentine


Bob MacIntosh

ISASI International Councillors


Paul Mayes


Barbara Dunn


Olivier Ferrante


Caj Frostell

New Zealand

Alister Buckingham

United States

Steve Demko

Working Groups

  • Air Traffic Services

Scott Dunham (Chairman)
Ladislav Mika (Deputy)

  • Military Aviation

Bret Tesson

  • Cabin Safety ISASI

Joann Matley Sheehan

  • Corporate Affairs

Erin Carroll

  • Flight Recorder

Michael Poole

  • General Aviation

James Viola

  • Government Air Safety Investigators

Frank Del Gandio (Chairman)
Marcus Costa (Facilitator)

  • Human Factors

Edma Naddaf

  • Investigators Training & Education

Graham Braithwaite

  • ICAO

Ron Schleede
Bob MacInstosh

  • Positions Working Group

Ron Schleede

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems

Tom Farrier

Membership Categories

Life Member

A modification to the member’s basic membership class upon achieving the age of (70) years, following at least five (5) years continuous membership prior to eligibility.

Charter Member

A member or Corporate Member whose initial membership date in the Society of Air Safety Investigators predates June 30, 1965.

Honorary Member

Any person, not a member of ISASI, who has made an outstanding contribution to aviation safety or accident investigation.


An elected senior membership class established to recognise extraordinary professional achievement and contribution to ISASI.


A professional membership class requiring at least five (5) years active experience as an air safety investigator.

Associate Member

A professional membership class for air safety investigators who do not yet fulfil the requirements for Member.

Student Member

A membership class for students who support ISASI’s goals and objectives.

Corporate Member

Any organisation which has an interest in the safety of flight.