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Justin Hughes - Keynote Speaker

Book Justin Hughes as a keynote speaker. Justin Hughes is a former fighter pilot and a renowned presenter on leadership, execution and risk, having addressed the Institute of Directors’ Annual Convention, and 'Leaders in Dubai' alongside Sir Richard Branson and Kofi Annan. 

He is the founder of Mission Excellence, a consultancy that draws on his experiences as a pilot to help organisations build high-performance cultures.

 

 Justin Hughes keynote speaker

justin hughes

FORMER ELITE FIGHTEr pilot
 

SPEAKING THEMES

  • Creating high-performance teams

  • Operational excellence

  • Leadership

  • Decision-making

  • Risk

  • Behavioural safety

  • Safety culture

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Justin Hughes is a former fighter pilot and a renowned presenter on leadership, execution and risk, having addressed the Institute of Directors’ Annual Convention, and 'Leaders in Dubai' alongside Sir Richard Branson and Kofi Annan. 

He is the founder of Mission Excellence, a consultancy that draws on his experiences as a pilot to help organisations build high-performance cultures.

Prior to Mission Excellence, Justin was an RAF fighter pilot, having graduated as top cadet in officer training before going on to fly the Tornado F3.  He was subsequently selected for the Red Arrows - the elite aerobatics display team of the British Royal Airforce - performing over 250 displays including 3 international tours. 

In 2016, Justin published The Business Of Excellence: Building High-performance Teams and Organizations. 

He was a seed investor and founder partner in a retail fashion business and is currently a non-executive adviser to Inox, an emerging markets hedge fund.  Justin is a mentor to 2 community interest businesses.


JUSTIN'S TALKS

How can we create high-performance teams? How should we think about risk? What makes a great leader? 

Justin sheds light on these key questions with insights from his own experience as a fighter pilot, video case studies of the Red Arrows’ fast-learning techniques and also examples from the military, sporting and corporate worlds. 

Audiences are left inspired and engaged, with practical tools that they can implement immediately in their work.

VIDEOS

The Red Arrows change three of their nine pilots each year and are still expected to deliver a world-class output in an environment where mistakes cost lives. The processes have to be resilient and sustainable. Justin shows how to drive consistent, outstanding team performance and execution.


Justin explores the human and organisational challenges of execution under uncertainty (2018)


Justin's speaker showreel