Justin hughes

Former Red Arrows Pilot

For six years Justin flew an RAF Tornado F3, taking part in numerous deployments including United Nations peacekeeping operations. He was awarded the Wilkinson Sword for Outstanding Leadership and became a Commander, qualified to lead any scale of mission in any theatre.

Justin was then selected for the Red Arrows. He served a full three year term and performed at over 250 displays around the world, rising to Deputy Team Leader and Executive Officer.

Since leaving the RAF Justin has developed a successful training programme based on the fighter pilot’s mission cycle. The purpose is to identify the transferable skills which help pilots turn strategy into reality, and close the gap between expectation and performance.

Justin’s keynote presentations focus on leadership, teamwork, accountability and commitment. Drawing clear parallels with the commercial world, Justin outlines the planning behind air missions, the purpose of debriefing and the need for continuous improvement. With remarkable Red Arrows film, he also demonstrates the critical importance of clear communication.

To book Justin Hughes to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Justin is known to cover the following topics:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Commitment

“Justin was very well received, he was well prepared and came across in a manner that allowed the audience to connect and engage. He clearly adapted his style and message to align with the brief and discussion we had had before the event which was both pleasing and positive.” – United Utilities, Brian Dunseath

I would like to thank you for your amazing presentation and key note at the High Performance Teams Event on 9th February in Abu Dhabi. You captured the audience’s attention despite the fact that it was close to lunch time and the feel in the room was electric during your keynote. Thank you for transforming our event and making it dynamic. I believe my colleagues were interested in engaging with you further for future events in other offices and I definitely look forward to future collaborations.” – Marita Mitschein, Managing Director of SAP Training & Development Institute FZCO