Simon is a highly experienced expert from his background in aviation, having worked in both industry and as a regulator. He is a dedicated and professional individual who enjoys working with people and organisations that want to not only improve but also to succeed. He brings over 40 years of aviation experience working with all parts of the aviation system, delivering to you simple but effective solutions.
He is recognised internationally for his expertise in Safety Management Systems and Human Factors. Simon’s skills in leading and participating in UK and international projects have enabled him to deal with challenging problems and influence successful outcomes.
He has strong facilitation skills that make him a good listener, open to differing views but quick to understand problems and provide solutions. Simon has extensive experience in the development and delivery of training courses tailored to customer needs
Simon can help you improve your organisation and help you deal with the problems and challenges that you might face.
Throughout Simon’s career he has always wanted to make a difference. He thrives on the challenge of helping others to solve their problems and issues in a simple and innovative way and feels strongly that this is his way of giving something back to the aviation industry.
Special skills and experience:
Experience gained through international working groups and extensive oversight activities has exposed him to the diverse range of organisations. This has enabled him to appreciate different approaches and challenges especially those faced by the smaller organisations
He can help you:
- implement and improve your SMS so that it becomes effective
- provide an independent health check on the status of your SMS
- train and mentor your people on SMS to enable it to become more effective
- with some of the more challenging aspects of SMS implementation such as:
- Risk management
- Safety Performance indicators
- Change management
- Human Factors
- Safety Investigations
Doug is a highly experienced aviation professional in worldwide regulatory environments. He has many years of experience in dealing with civil and military aviation organisations and private owners alike. Delivering expert advice, guidance, independent audits, mentoring and problem solving that have helped a wide range of organisations.
Doug has first hand experience fulfilling various roles in industry including acting as a nominated postholder. This has included him mentoring and coaching new postholders
He has worked with both civil and military regulators, and this has gained him credibility as an expert with regulators and industry.
His experience in problem solving, his influencing skills and dealing with challenging situations regarding compliance which will bring benefits to your organisation.
Doug enjoys working in the aviation industry and with over 45 years’ experience he is keen to give something back and continue to see the industry thrive.
He likes to help people and organisations realise their full potential and to assist in the problems and challenges they may face along the way.
So; whether you are struggling with compliance, dealing with changes or just looking to validate your thinking, Doug is available to assist you.
Specialising on small to medium sized enterprises (SME), Doug can help you identify and implement the necessary step changes involved to get the most out of your organisation and people.
He can help you with:
- Solving compliance problems
- Giving advice and guidance on regulations and how to make changes in your organisation
- Independent Audits, reporting and planning
- Tailored training on Airworthiness, Maintenance and Operations
- Mentoring and preparing nominated postholders
- Independent safety investigations
Links to useful organisations
Civil Aviation Authority UK
Military Aviation Authority
Federal Aviation Administration
European Aviation Safety Agency
International Civil Aviation Organisation
Safety Management International Collaboration Group