Currently there are 7 Pilot Trustees, one Trustee representing a Contributing Company and one Independent Trustees of the fund.
The Trustees of the Fund view and assess membership applications, claims and oversee the investment of the Fund’s assets. The Pilot Trustees are elected by the Fund’s members.
The current Trustees are as follows
Independent Trustee: Paul Kelway
Paul is an independent Trustee.
Independent Trustee: Penelope Ryder-Lewis
Penelope is the principal of Bartlett Law, a boutique employment law firm based in Wellington. She has been a principal in that firm for 17 years, and prior to that worked in other Wellington firms and ECNZ. She has extensive experience in health-related employment issues, including workplace stress. In her spare time she enjoys anything to do with aircraft and travel; and maintains a lifelong interest in ballet and dance. For 9 years she was a board member of the NZ School of Dance.
Pilot Trustee – Hamish Murray
Hamish is an Airbus A320 Captain with Air New Zealand. He has been a Trustee since 2015.
Pilot Trustee (Chairperson) – Philippa Schofield
Philippa is an Airbus First Officer with Air New Zealand and has been a Trustee since April 2018. Prior to working for Air New Zealand Philippa worked for Jetstar New Zealand.
Pilot Trustee – Matthew Harrington
Matt is an Airbus A320 Captain with Air New Zealand and has been a Trustee since March 2019.
Pilot Trustee – Louise Maihi
Louise Maihi is a Boeing 787 Second Officer. She has been a Trustee since June 2019. Louise has also worked for Air Nelson prior to Air New Zealand.
Pilot Trustee – Alex Ruth
Alex Ruth is a Second Officer with Air New Zealand. He has been a Trustee since October 2020. He formally worked for Jet Connect New Zealand.
Pilot Trustee – Thomas Fitzgerald
Tom Fitzgerald is a Captain with Air New Zealand. He has been a Trustee since December 2021.
As a member of the Pilots Mutual Benefit Fund you will receive an account every six months – on 1st April and 1st October so before either of these dates it is a good time for you to assess your level of cover and, if necessary, apply for an increase in cover.
Increases in cover usually require an application, however, this is dependant on your employment contract and it is advisable to contact the MBF Office to discuss your options.. All such increases must be approved by the Trustees (usually done at a meeting held in alternating months).
Life Insurance and General Disability Insurance
If you have GDI cover through NZALPA you should review this cover annually in October.
If you have Life Insurance through NZALPA this should be reviewed in November
For information regarding either of these insurance services please follow the following link