Jill Brix

Principal Consultant

BA (Majors Biology, Communications, Tourism & Recreation), (external study in Aboriginal and Islander) Central Queensland University  – 1990

Jill has recently joined Avisure in January 2016. She has over 25 years’ experience in airport operations in operational risk, aviation safety, environmental and occupational health and safety management.

Jill is a results driven professional who builds strategic and sustainable outcomes in organisations to achieve world best practice. Jill has a proven track record in technical and regulatory reporting, risk management, awareness publications and campaigns as well as presenting at an international level. Jill has an explicit understanding of the managing stakeholders and uses her communication and negotiation skill to the fore.  She has the ability to resolve complex problems that require a combination of lateral and analytical thinking supported by her knowledge and experience.

Jill’s airport experience spans back to the Federal Airports Corporation and worked at six airports in Queensland and the Northern Territory. In the last ten years she was the Health Safety and Environment Manager for Northern Territory Airports. This position included being part of the Development team for all projects on airport. The last two years as the Operations and Standards Manager for Townsville Airport which included being the Contact Security Officer for the airport and managing the Aerodrome Reporting Officers, Work Health Safety Officer and Environment Coordinator.

She has also worked for the Defence Industry and consulted to oil and gas industry spanning Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory specialising in contaminated site management, as well as generic quality, safety and environment management.

Jill has been involved with the World Bird Strike Committee, and been an Executive on the Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Working Group as the Chair, Deputy Chair and Australian Airports Association representative.

Jill is also an Operations Officer as an Active Reservist with the Royal Australian Air Force and has worked with 92 Wing Detachment B (Darwin) and as the Officer in Charge at the Air Base Command Post for 27 Squadron, RAAF Base Townsville.

Jill has experience in

  • Airfield operations
  • Quality, work place health safety and environment management systems
  • Wildlife hazard management
  • Safety management systems
  • Emergency management
  • Developing strategic environmental management plans including construction environment management plans
  • Environmental compliance monitoring
  • Contaminated site management
  • Stakeholder liaison and engagement

 Areas of expertise

  • Aerodrome Operations
  • Environment, Quality and WHS Management
  • Risk Management


  • Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) (Reserves) Initial Officer Training (civil equivalent-Advanced Dip of Personnel & Ops Mgmt; Dip Gov Mgmt (Management) - (Statement of Attainment toward Advanced Dip of Gov) 2002 – 2005
  • Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety – Charles Darwin University 2011
  • Certificate of Qualification –Introduction to ArcGIS, 2008
  • Certified Aerodrome Reporting & Works Safety Officer, Australian Airports Association, 2003
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority Aircraft Radiotelephone Operator Cert of Proficiency
  • Certified Aerodrome Reporting & Works Safety Officer, Australian Airports Association, 2003
  • Certificate of Attendance, Introduction to Exercise Management Course, Townsville 24-28 August 2015, Australia-New-Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee
  • Training Certificate in Airfield Pavements and Lighting Forum, 2015
  • Training Certificate in Australian Airports Association National Conference, 2015

 Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Board Member - World Birdstrike Association
  • Member– Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member – Safety Institute of Australia
  • Member – Business & Professional Women (Australia)
  • Member – Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand Ltd