Hays - Managing Director and Engineering Consultant, BE (Aero) Hons
1, BA (Theo)
In 1997, Sam Hays completed 20 years of service in the Royal Australian
Navy and Royal Australian Air Force as an aeronautical engineer.
He has extensive experience in the field of engineering and logistics
His other defence aerospace experience includes design and development
work on Jindivik aircraft; managing repair and overhaul of F111,
Chinook and Iroquois aircraft; managing the development of deeper
maintenance repair capabilities for F/A-18 Hornet aircraft; and
senior engineering officer of a frontline F/A-18 fighter squadron.
In a vastly different sphere, Sam has had four years Christian pastoral
experience with one of the larger Christian churches in Newcastle.
This has given Sam a unique and valuable blend of technical and
people skills. Sam is technically creative as well as having a gift
to teach and mentor other leaders. His passion is to see people
rise up and reach their full potential as business leaders of integrity.
Hays - Human Resource Consultant, Certificate IV Training and Development
Jackie has over 6 years extensive experience in human resource services
specialising in adult Training. Jackie has successfully developed
and implemented competency based training programs within a major
heavy industrial organisation in Newcastle. She also has experience
in developing systems to improve processes. She has also assisted
a leading Newcastle Recruitment firm with a major business review
project for the Division of Surgery, John Hunter Hospital.
Prior to being involved in human resource development, Jackie worked
in the medical and health profession in the United Kingdom as a
qualified General Nurse and co-ordinated a major pre-employment
health screening project for Toyota UK.
Jackie studied Workplace Training at the University of Technology
Sydney (UTS) and has presented Human Resource courses for a major
training organisation in Newcastle.
Jackie has excellent people skills and a vibrant personality making
her a sought after Human Resource Consultant and Trainer in the
Office Management, Customer Service and People Development areas.
Kevin He Ren - Engineering Consultant, PhD Engineering
Dr Ren has had extensive experience in the field of aircraft design
in China. During the 1990's Kevin held several positions at the
Xi'an Aircraft Design and Research Institute. Positions included
the Assistant Engineer and Project Manager in the Quality Assurance
Department. His responsibilities included Total Quality Control,
the economic and technical demonstration on a reliability growth
program of the JH7 Aircraft, JH7 Aircraft Flight Control and Hydraulic
system design, landing gear design, and airborne equipment life
extension and reliability testing.
Kevin's last position before immigrating to New Zealand and then
Australia was Director of the Reliability and Airworthiness Department
of Xi'an Aircraft Design and Research Institute. His responsibilities
included auditing of Y7 aircraft safety, airworthiness management
and audit of civil aircraft, building military aircraft reliability
and quality database, and developing computer aid reliability engineering
Dr Ren was also an Associate Professor for three years at the Aircraft
Engineering Department of Northwestern Polytechnical University
In Australia, Dr Ren has undertaken research at the University of
Newcastle for the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia.
His major research has been on RAAF aging aircraft structural Reliability
(Risk), Life Cycle Cost, and Logistics analysis.
Spring - Senior Consultant, B.Sc. Eng. (Mech), MBL
Roy Spring has many years of experience in design, development,
manufacture and maintenance of military equipment. This started with
aircraft and helicopters and progressed through armoured vehicles and
includes some involvement with naval systems.
Roy did engineering officer duties in the South African Air Force and
then worked in aircraft manufacture and maintenance at Commonwealth
Aircraft Corp. in Melbourne and at Atlas Aircraft Corp outside
Johannesburg. For ten years he was General Manager in charge of
Aircraft and Helicopter projects at the Armaments Corp in South Africa
and then spent four years in France in a diplomatic post (Technical
Recently Roy has been engaged as a consultant in his own business in
South Africa conducting studies into aspects as diverse as a light
rail system for Johannesburg and a centralised Tourism IT systems for
the 'new South Africa'.
The past four years, since moving to Australia, have been devoted to
market development activities and quality management as well as
projects including risk assessment and compliance and project
management for internal projects and clients.
Since joining forces with HMS, Roy has participated in tender
preparation and client support.