The Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd.
Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd (QFM) is a Trustee Company responsible for the administration of the Qantas Foundation Memorial Trust. QFM was incorporated on 20 February 1990, with the goal:
To preserve the history and innovatively present the story of Qantas and its Founders.
It operates Qantas Founders Museum which is a project owned by Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd (QFM). QFM is independent of Qantas Airways and is a not for profit trust company established by the people of Western Queensland to honour the men who founded Qantas and to preserve the heritage of Qantas Airways. Even though wholly independent, QFM has been formed with the full support of Qantas Airways. QFM is registered with the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient and donations over $2 are tax deductible. An Annual General meeting is held annually in May.
To view the current Qantas Foundation Memorial Constitution please click here.
Board of Directors
Alastair has a background in media and film production. He has worked at leading creative and media agencies in both London and Sydney. He was previously Head of Media & Sponsorship for McDonalds Australia.
Alastair then became General Manager of Sales at oOh Media, Australia’s leading outdoor media advertising company, and oversaw an Australia wide team which delivered significant and sustainable revenue growth.
More recently Alastair started his own video production business producing TV commercials for companies such as CommBank, Glenfiddich, Bayer and New Holland Tractors.
Alastair’s experience and expertise will assist QFM with advice on marketing & media, including digital video production, and with corporate fund raising.
Alastair is passionate about Qantas and its history. Qantas has always been part of his life. His Grandfather was Sir Hudson Fysh, one of the founders, Managing Director and finally Chairman until his retirement in 1966 (46 years). Alastair’s father John Fysh was born in Longreach and was also with Qantas as a senior Executive for 33 years.
Alastair lives in Sydney with his wife Pippa and has 3 adult children.