Justin Hughes is a former Fighter Pilot and Executive Officer in the world famous Red Arrows.
Justin started his career in the RAF. During officer training, he was awarded the Wilkinson Sword for Outstanding Leadership and graduated as the top cadet of his entry.
Following his flight training, Justin eventually flew the Tornado F3 – a fighter aircraft used for front-line air defence.
During his career, Justin took part in training and operational deployments all over the world, including UN peacekeeping operations in Bosnia. Justin was qualified to lead any type of Tornado mission.
Hughes was subsequently selected to join the world famous aerobatic display team – The Red Arrows.
Justin was a member of this elite hand-picked team of only 9 pilots for 3 years. He performed in over 250 displays worldwide at took part in 3 international tours.
As Executive Officer, he was responsible for operational day-to-day management of the flying team and it’s 90 support personnel.
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In 2003, Justin founded a consultancy working with clients committed to building high-performance environments.
Clients range from global corporations such as 3M and Microsoft, the public sector including the Bank of England and NATO and world renown sports franchises such as Mercedes F1.
Justin Hughes – Motivational Speaker:
Justin is a leading keynote speaker and specialises on areas including:
- High-Performance Organisations
- Decision-Making under ambiguity and pressure
- Behavioural Safety and Safety Culture
- Risk – Performance in high-risk environments and Risk vs Complexity
- Safety Leadership
- Outstanding teamwork is independent of people on team
- Culture, skills and techniques to empower teams
- Selection, training and leadership
- The art of effective debriefing
As an experienced speaker, Justin has delivered presentation at hundreds of management meetings, conferences, academic forums and dinners worldwide.
Previous engagements have included Europe’s biggest gathering of business leaders, the Institute of Directors’ Annual Convention at the Royal Albert Hall, and the Middle East’s premier leadership forum, ‘Leaders in Dubai’, alongside Kofi Annan and Sir Richard Branson.
Justin’s most popular presentation‘The Business of Excellence’, based on his book of the same name, explores and examines the drivers of high performance in teams and organisations, drawing on examples from business, sport, the military, and his own personal experience as a fighter pilot and member of the Red Arrows.
In addition to the subject areas above, bespoke presentations are available on request.
Justin has an MBA with Distinction from London Business School and a BSc (Hons) in physics from the University of Bristol.