David Powell


Medical Officer Royal New Zealand Air Force 1988-1997

Medical Officer Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust 1996-1997

Chief Medical Officer Air New Zealand  1997-2009

Consulting Specialist in Aviation Medicine 2009-2011
(including to airlines, regulators, pilot associations, ICAO)

Senior Lecturer in Aviation Medicine, University of Otago 1999-2018

Group Medical Officer Virgin Australia Airlines 2016-2018

Medical Advisor IATA 2018-current

Past President, Airlines Medical Directors’ Association

 Around 20 peer-reviewed publications, and some international prizes. 

 Commercial pilot licences aeroplane and helicopter
(instrument rated, instructor rated)