Justin Hughes is a former fighter pilot and Executive Officer of the Red Arrows. And as you can imagine he is no stranger to high performance in the most demanding of environments. He spent a further 15 years as a consultant on building high-performance cultures and working in high-risk environments. Uniquely placed to both inspire and offer practical insights into the drivers of excellence, he is a renowned expert and impressive speaker.
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Justin was an RAF fighter pilot. He graduated as top cadet of his officer training and went on to fly the Tornado F3 air defense fighter. He subsequently served for 3 years on the Red Arrows performing over 250 displays worldwide including 3 international tours.
Justin has addressed audiences across the globe at hundreds of management meetings, conferences, academic forums and dinners. His clients range from global corporations (e.g. 3M, Microsoft) to public sector (e.g. Bank of England, NATO). They also include world championship-winning sports franchises such as Mercedes F1. He guest presents on Oxford University’s MSc in Major Programme Management London Business School’s ‘Executing Strategy for Results’.
The author of The Business of Excellence (Bloomsbury, 2016) he has been profiled in the London Standard, Director and the Daily Telegraph). Justin has also been interviewed for BBC World ‘Talking Business’ and BBC Breakfast.
With a breadth of operational, speaking, academic and consulting experience Justin develops tailored content, specific to the client audience. As well as keynote and after-dinner speaking, Justin’s consulting experience includes Creating workshops, ‘MC-ing’ and coaching of internal speakers.
Justin has an MBA with Distinction from London Business School and is currently studying International Relations at the University of Cambridge.
Areas of expertise include:
- Building high-performance teams and organisations
- Strategic ambiguity and agility
- Decision-making and risk
- Behavioural safety and safety culture
Justin Hughes is one of a rare breed of speakers who absolutely engages and captivates an audience, providing clear takeaways to action straight away into positive business results
Feedback was massively positive and some of the best we’ve had
Fujitsu Services (EMEIA)
Would not hesitate to bring Justin back
Trican Completion Solutions (Canada)
A year on we still use the language and some of the principles
…nothing short of excellent demonstrating a wealth of operational experience, knowledge and the ability to relate that to our environment. All expectations were exceeded.
London Luton Airport