Justin hughes


One of the most inspiring motivational speakers you could ever wish to hire, Justin Hughes is not only an expert in maximising success and high performance but also a former fighter pilot and Executive Officer of the Red Arrows who has excelled in the most demanding of high-risk environments, under the greatest pressure. Often called upon to share his experiences and experience, Justin is now an incredibly sought after consultant and speaker who educates companies and institutions on building high-performance cultures, an area in which he is uniquely placed to both inspire and offer practical insights into the drivers of excellence.

An incredible keynote speaker that has excelled himself within his career, the wonderfully motivating Justin Hughes is available to hire as a speaker for events, dinners and functions across the UK through the Champions Speakers agency. The Managing Director of Mission Excellence, Justin Hughes’ work heads a consultancy specialising in the development of high-performance cultures with an impressive client list that ranges from global corporations such as 3M and Microsoft to the public sector such as the Bank of England, and NATO as well as with world championship-winning sports franchises, offering advice to the likes of Mercedes F1.

Having presented at hundreds of management meetings, conferences, academic forums and dinners worldwide which include an appearance as a guest presenter on Oxford University‘s MSc in Major Programme Management London Business School‘s Executing Strategy for Results, Just Hughes is exceptionally well thought of and has an impeccable reputation as a leading authority within his field of expertise. A compelling author who wrote, The Business of Excellence, Hughes’ work has been profiled in The London Standard, Director and The Daily Telegraph as well as seeing him be interviewed for BBC World Talking Business and BBC Breakfast.

With an abundant breadth of operational, speaking, academic and consulting experience, Justin is incredibly well placed to develop tailored content, specific to the client audience as well as keynote and after-dinner speaking engagements. Justin’s consulting experience includes conference design, ‘MC-ing’ and coaching of internal speakers. With the Mission Excellence team, Justin Hughes also runs high-impact teambuilding seminars and workshop programmes for meetings and he co-presents with James Woudhuysen (on agility), Stephen Bungay (on executing strategy) and Anna McNuff (on motivation). Prior to his current roles, Justin was an RAF fighter pilot.

He graduated as a top cadet of his officer training and went on to fly the Tornado F3 air defence fighter. He subsequently served for 3 years on the Red Arrows performing over 250 displays worldwide including 3 international tours. Justin has an MBA with Distinction from London Business School and is currently studying international relations at the University of Cambridge.

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