Our Board of aviation and management professionals


Edwin Nicholas, MBA

Board Director

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

As a Senior Manager over multiple years 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

GFH’s Chief Engineer

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

He sources, inspects and assists GFH in aircraft acquisitions, as the ILyushin 76 cargo jet, which the Board has identified as the most suitable for its operations.  

He overseers the maintenance, operations, loading, flight missions and all things aviation related from GFH’s Aviation Division.  Learn more about Bob here


Adam Newton

Board Director

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

Adam’s hand’s-on approach allows him to work with the GFH operational team to reach the goals in the strategic plan and our vision.  He has played a key role in the establishment of the Asian branches.

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


Founder and Chairman

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Neill F. Newton