Mick Doohan, President, Jetcraft Australia and New Zealand
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
What are your responsibilities within the global Jetcraft team?
My role within the team is based in Europe and Australia. I’ve been travelling around the world for the past 30 years and have gained a lot of contacts throughout, so wherever I can spread the Jetcraft wings, I’ll add value.
Describe a typical day or week in your role.
I never switch off, I’m 24/7. Whether that’s dealing with staff, clients, sales or within the Jetcraft team. For me, there’s not really one specific role or one specific day that is the same as another because I don’t know what the days going to bring. I just enjoy what I do and focus on getting the best outcome for the global team.
Describe the company culture at Jetcraft and what it means to you?
The culture is first class and that’s why I was drawn to the company. The leadership team are honored, they understand every facet of the business and what the clients’ needs are. I think that’s what makes Jetcraft different. It’s not about us, It’s about what’s best for the client. That’s what I like about the culture.
What do you love most about your job?
Aviation, that’s what brought me in this direction. I’m a bit of an aircraft nerd, I guess. I’m a pilot of both helicopters and planes, so for me it’s sort of a passion that has turned into a lot of business.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
If I had to describe myself in three words it would be: passionate, approachable, and committed.
If you were to buy a business jet, which aircraft would suit your needs and why?
I’ve had a variety of different aircraft type, the last aircraft was a small jet I had here in Europe, but I’ve had long range aircraft as well. For the moment, I travel a fair amount, so I’d probably go for an ultra-long range. Something like a Global 6000 and perhaps a smaller jet like a CJ2 or similar. The best aircraft I’ve owned has been the challenger series because it really fits the bill for everything. I had the challenger 604 for many years.
Just confidence and being heard, that really what it’s all about. We give you what you want, and we will listen to your needs, and we hope to have you as a customer for life. That’s how we are not here for just one transaction, we are here for a lifetime of ownership.
Finally, what is your hidden talent or hobby?
I had a history with sport many years ago, where I won five MotoGP world championships.
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