About the Author
Professor Ron Bartsch has over 35 years’ experience in the aviation industry in a variety of senior operational, safety and regulatory roles. As former Head of Safety and Regulatory Compliance at Qantas Airways Limited and a Senior Manager with the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), he has both industry and government experience across multiple sectors of the aviation industry.
He is a Independent Director of Australia’s largest independent airline Regional Express Holdings Limited and chairs the airline’s Board Safety and Risk Management Committee. As an experienced pilot, Ron has in excess of 7,000 flying hours, an Air Transport Pilot Licence and ratings on over 30 aircraft types including command endorsements on the Beechjet and Boeing 717.
Ron also has formal qualifications in law, education, science, the arts and philosophy. Admitted as a Barrister to the High Court of Australia in 1993, he has consulted in the Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
A former high school mathematics and science teacher, Ron has also served as a Senior Lecturer and Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales for the past 23 years and is Visiting Professor at The University of the South Pacific and the Australian National University. He is author of numerous publications including the best-selling Aviation Law in Australia (Fourth Edition) and contributing author for the aviation title of Thomson Reuters Laws of Australia and Halsbury’s Laws of Australia.