Board of Directors


Edwin Nicholas, MBA

Board Director

Edwin oversees the purchasing, administration and aviation financial matters of GFH.

As a Senior Manager for Royal Brunei Airlines, he was the Inventory Controller, Supplies Manager and subsequently the Projects/Contract Manager.

Edwin is highly experienced in procurement of commodities, aircraft spares, engine components and ground support parts and tooling, and aircraft maintenance (MRO) planning.

He was past Chairman of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Materials Working Group and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS), Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (MILT) and Member of the Malaysian Materials Institute of Purchasing Management.



Bob MaddernBob Maddern

Board Director

Chief Engineer

GFH has been joined in 2014 by new, highly experienced people in humanitarian, aviation and marketing.

Bob Madden is one.  RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) trained; licensed engineer with many years of military and civilian aviation experience, ranging, from sophisticated workshops to operating in extreme conditions in dangerous countries. Bob’s immense joy is in working with Hercules C130 and other type of heavy cargo aircraft.

He is sourcing, inspecting and assisting GFH in aircraft acquisitions, as the ILyushin 76 cargo jet, which we have identified as the most suitable for our operations.  An aircraft that can operate in and out of unprepared airstrips, fly fast and high for long distance – and cavernous enough to ferry our mobile clinics and emergency shelters. 

He overseers the maintenance, operations, loading, flight missions and all things aviation related.



Adam Newton

Board Director

Adam holds dual Australian and US citizenship. He also holds United States FAA helicopter license and an Australian fixed wing license. A large part of his flight experience is in pipeline inspection and aerial photography throughout the Delta in the states of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Adam’s hand’s-on approach allows him to work with the GFH team to reach the goals in the strategic plan laid out by the Board.  He has played a key role in the establishment of the Asia Head Office in Macau.

Interests are in fitness training and is a musician (piano).



Daniel W. Lund PhD, MBA, BA

Company Secretary

Dr. Daniel W. Lund is a globally recognized expert in inter-cultural business management.

He has served as Associate Professor of Business at the Graduate School of Management, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, a joint program with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He was formerly the Acting Dean of Alfaisal University’s College of Business in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the first Western full-time faculty member at Fudan University’s prestigious School of Management in Shanghai.

He has been an Advisor for numerous commercial and governmental agencies, including the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and currently advises GFH on intercultural management and leadership issues.

Daniel has a long relationship with the Chairman (Neill Newton) and brings with him the rich resources of his experience and associations on research matters and issues relating to mission-focused target countries.


Founder and Chairman

Neill F. Newton