Steve Hough

Steve Hough provides highly specialist advisory services to senior management teams and technical experts across Operators, Maintenance organisations and Regulatory Authorities. He has over 25 years experience in civil and military aviation and offers clients a wealth of safety expertise in safety management and investigation. He leads training and consultancy projects aimed at supporting cultural change and effective safety management.

Expertise and capability
Consults and advises in the development and embedding of safety leadership and safety culture into organisations, through workshops, diagnostic tools, data analysis, benchmarking and promotion of best practices.
Strategic, management and technical expertise to advise and provide organisations with clear pictures of their safety systems.
Training and facilitation skills in Safety Management, Safety Leadership and Safety Culture, Human Factors, Just Culture, Error Management, Incident and Maintenance Error Investigation
Career background and experience
Prior to joining Baines Simmons in 2018, Steve began his career in the Royal Air Force flying as a Navigator on Chinook helicopters with operational experience in Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Sierra Leone, he was a Flight Safety officer and developed Human factor training courses. Upon leaving the RAF Steve relocated to Sweden and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), first as Chief Investigator, responsible for incident and accident investigation and then 6 years in the position of Head of Safety Office and Safety Manager. Steve’s achievements include:

Chairman of the IATA Accident Classification Technical Group, industry group that classifies recent aviation accidents and produces annual IATA safety report.
Member of STAR Alliance safety committee.
Implementation of a large airline SMS.