Captain Jan Becker – CEO

Jan Becker has been the CEO since the creation of Becker Helicopters in 1995. As CEO, Jan leads the non-operational side of the business, including:

  • Strategic planning
  • Regulatory compliance (other than CASA)
  • Finance
  • Marketing, and
  • Administration.

Skills and Experience

Jan’s unique upbringing in Singapore helped shape the International focus in her career. With a Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Jan is currently a certified Midwife, General and Psychiatric Nurse. She has worked in the remote locations, including the Outback of Australia, the Ilala District in Tanzania and the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Her nursing career has included roles in Neonatal Intensive Care and Accident and Emergency departments, in Australia, NZ, PNG and Tanzania (Africa). Jan comes from an Aviation family which has also influenced her career.

Jan is a Commercial Helicopter Pilot who developed and wrote the courseware Human Factors for Helicopter pilots and taught Human Factors for CPLH students for a number of years in the Civil Helicopter Ground School.

During her role as CEO of Becker Helicopters, the company has achieved many awards, Australian Institute of Management, Excellence in Business Awards, Individual Management, QLD State Premiers Export Award Innovation Award winner, and National Telstra Medium Business Awards 2013.

Jan has been invited as a Keynote speaker at many conferences, including debate team member for International Women Day event, Keynote Speaker 2013 Queensland University of Technology, QUT Graduation Ceremony, QLD Business Educators Conference, and many others.

The University of Sunshine Coast, utilized Jan as an assistant lecturer at the School of Nursing Transcultural Health Units, as well as an annual Guest lecturer at the Masters and Undergraduate in Business at University of Sunshine Coast.

Most recently Jan attended Harvard, Boston USA for a week’s residency school on Leadership and Innovation.

Jan holds a Masters in Aviation Management.


  • Masters in Aviation Management.
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing).
  • CPL (Helicopter)