Category Archives: AST Officers

Chris Newman – Mem. Sec. & Webmaster

Chris Newman BSc. Eng. – Membership Secretary and Webmaster of the AST Group Chris is a retired civil engineer, born and educated in the UK.  After emigrating to Australia in 1970, he worked for 20 years in the grain storage, handling and transportation industry in that country before moving to China in 1991 where he […]

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Mike Horne – Committee Member

Mike Horne – Committee Member Mike acted as Secretary of the 5AT Group until its suspension in 2012, since when he has taken on the role of Secretary of the AST Group. Mike served a three year full-time apprenticeship at RAF Halton, training as an aircraft electronic instrument fitter.  He then worked on Vulcan, Nimrod, Canberra […]

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Paul Hibberd – Treasurer

Paul Hibberd – AST Group Treasurer Paul acted as Treasurer of the 5AT Group until its suspension in 2012, since when he has taken on the role of Treasurer of the AST Group. Paul has an MA, M.Sc(Econ) and works as a Trust and Estate Practitioner.  His background is in market analysis with a management […]

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John Hind – Chairman

John Hind, BSc, C.Eng, M.I.Mech.E – AST Group Chairman Elected Chairman of the 5AT Group in 2012, John Hind is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  He is a project management and project-planning specialist, with over 20 years of experience in the Power Generation and Automobile industries. In the 70’s John […]

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