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6 July 2020

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News: HeliOffshore Appoints Tim Rolfe as Chief Executive Officer

Today (Monday 6th July) HeliOffshore announced the appointment of Tim Rolfe as HeliOffshore Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

 

Bill Chiles, HeliOffshore Chairman, said: “After a rigorous recruitment process and considerable deliberation by the HeliOffshore Board, we are thrilled to announce Tim Rolfe will become HeliOffshore’s CEO effective Monday 13th July.

 

“Tim was a core founder member of HeliOffshore, co-leads our operational effectiveness workstream and was commended for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to Offshore Helicopter Safety’ at HeliOffshore’s conference in 2018.  Tim has had an exceptional 30-year career at Bristow Helicopters as a professional helicopter pilot in offshore, SAR, military support and VIP operations; and extensive experience across the key disciplines of large helicopter operations, pilot training and safety management systems.  He rose to Director Safety (EAMEA) and Global Safety Assurance and has been a Board Member for various Bristow companies.

 

“Tim’s passionate dedication to safety is evident to all who know him.  I am confident he will lead HeliOffshore through the current industry challenges to a stronger, safer future for all involved in offshore aviation.

 

“I am pleased Francois Lassale has elected to remain as Chief Operating Officer to ensure continuity in our objectives and would like to also thank him for his commitment to safety and significant contribution to HeliOffshore to date.”

 

Tim Rolfe said: “What we have achieved as HeliOffshore would have seemed far-fetched at the start.  We took a leap of faith, convinced that our industry is stronger and safer when we work together for our shared frontline.

 

“It is a huge privilege to join HeliOffshore today.  It is an honour I take incredibly seriously as our industry is battered by economics and pandemics.  Together, we’ll build on all that has been achieved so far.  This new environment, with new challenges, demands new ways to deliver our mission so no lives are lost in offshore aviation.  There is much to do and I look forward to partnering with you in the years ahead.”

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