Pioneering female pilot turned motivational speaker and business navigating consultant, Mandy Hickson has developed an enviable skill set in the Royal Air Force that she now translates into valuable workplace tools as a speaker. From failure to history defining, Mandy's pilot career was hugely influential, and her frontline experiences meant her understanding of risk management, leadership and human factors is second to none.
Combining these qualities with fast paced stories from the skies, Mandy delivers a truly remarkable talk as a keynote speaker.
As only the second female to fly a Tornado GR4 on the front line, Mandy pioneered the movement of women into the RAF. Much of her remarkable career was spent as the only female aircrew, throughout 45 missions over Iraq and three duty tours, evidencing her mental reliance, bravery and powerful attitude.
One of her positions as the Squadron’s Combat Survival and Rescue Officer saw Mandy spearhead a cross continent effort in the height of risk management. Since becoming a civilian, Mandy has continued to act as an inspirational roles model for the RAF, as a Volunteer Reserve on the Air Experience Flight with Air Cadets.