Former Red Arrows pilot & leader, Justin is MD of Mission Excellence, a consultancy which partners with clients to accelerate organisational effectiveness. Clients range from global corporations (e.g. 3M, Microsoft) to public sector (e.g. Bank of England, NATO) and world championship-winning sports franchises (e.g. Mercedes F1).
Prior to Mission Excellence, Justin was a RAF fighter pilot. He graduated as top cadet of his officer training entry and went on to fly the Tornado F3, an air defence fighter aircraft. He has taken part in both training and operational deployments globally, and was qualified to lead any scale of mission in any theatre. Justin was subsequently selected for the Red Arrows, where he served for 3 years on the team performing over 250 displays worldwide including 3 international tours. He was Executive Officer, responsible for operational day-to-day management of the team, a hand-picked group of 9 elite pilots and 90 support personnel.
Justin has presented at hundreds of management meetings, conferences, academic forums and dinners worldwide on performance, leadership, decision-making, risk and safety. His ‘signature’ presentation, ‘The Business of Excellence’, based on his book of the same name, explores 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.
Justin has an MBA with Distinction from LBS plus a BSc (Hons) in physics from the University of Bristol.
An inspiring speaker with a wealth of experience in delivering results in an environment where failure is not an option and mistakes cost lives Justin has the ability to motivate and entertain any audience. Justin is also an entertaining and informatve after dinner speaker.