Philipp Tüchthuisen, helicopter mechanic
"Rega's purpose is to help people in distress and in need of assistance in accordance with the principles of the Red Cross, without discrimination on grounds of person, financial circumstances, social status, nationality, race, religious beliefs, or political opinions."
Article 2, Rega Foundation Regulations dated 2005
Rega takes the form of an autonomous, privately run, non-profit foundation. With its 3,600,000 patrons, it is firmly rooted within the Swiss population. Rega operates independently of political interests and receives no subsidies from the State. The objectives and guiding principles relating to its activities are laid down it its Foundation Deed.
Rega’s supreme organ is the Foundation Board, which lays down Rega’s strategy. The activities of the Foundation Board are determined by the Executive Committee. The members of the Medical Commission and the Finance Commission assist the Foundation Board with their specialist knowledge. The Advisory Committee comprises representatives of the various partner organisations and acts in an advisory capacity.
Franz Stämpfli, member Rega Foundation Board, Chairman
Thomas Emmerich, member Rega Foundation Board
Françoise Jaquet, Dr. sc. nat., Swiss Alpine Rescue representative
Dr. Philipp Perren, representative, Canton Valais
Andy Scheurer, representative, Speleo-Secours
Markus Denzler, representative, police commanders
Marc Ziegler, representative, Swiss Cable Cars Association
Sibylle Frey, representative, Swiss Air Force
Günter Bildstein, representative, Medical Emergency Call Center 144
Renato Belloli, representative, Swiss Helicopter Association (SHA)
Daniel Weisskopf, representative, Swiss Fire Brigade Coordination (FKS)
The Management Board is charged with the day-to-day management of the organisation. It implements Rega’s strategy and determines the measures that are necessary to meets its objectives. The members of the Management Board lay down the organisational structure and ensure that the legal provisions are complied with.
Find out more about our crews in operation, as well as about all the people who pull the strings in the background and who play an equally important role in enabling us to carry out our daily work.