Mr. Drysdale is the Executive Director of Mentor Aviation services, an aviation and Tourism consulting firm. He was previously Vice President Asia/Pacific for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Chairman of IATA India Private Ltd. Since IATA he has completed a study for ASEAN on Liberalization, coordinated the Royal Aeronautical Society’s response to the Australian Government paper on Aviation and a policy paper on Aviation and the Environment. He was CEO of Air Pacific for 10 years, also C.E.O. of Blue Lagoon Cruises Ltd, Australia’s Captain Cook Cruises and of Australian Regional, Hazelton Airlines.He served for many years on the Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), as PATA Chairman and is a life member of the Association. He has served on the Board of IATA, as Chairman of IATA’s Committee on Human Resources, Chairman of the Association of South Pacific Airlines and as a Director of the Regional Airlines Association of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former student of Harvard Business School.