Baines Simmons appoints four new consultants
Steve has more than three decades’ experience across a broad range of aviation disciplines. Having initially served as an aircraft engineer and military air accident investigator, Steve went on to work for Baines Simmons as Principal Consultant – Safety Programmes from 2008-2015. More recently, Steve was Head of Safety EAMEA (Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia) at Bristow Group. He returns to Baines Simmons as a Principal Consultant.
Richard has a broad range of experience in airworthiness and airline operations. He has spent 40 years in the industry, initially as an apprentice aircraft engineer in the British Army, before going on to work for the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority and latterly for the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority. His extensive regulatory experience will assist clients to understand continuing airworthiness requirements in a safety management environment.
Nicola served for 10 years in the RAF as a Tornado Navigator, specialising in Air Defence. In addition to her military experience, Nicola worked as Chief Ground Instructor for Flybe, where she instructed pilot ground school training. She has a B.Eng in Aerospace Engineering and is also an A2 Central Flying School accredited instructor and Part 147 approved Human Factors instructor. Nicola now develops and delivers innovative and immersive training techniques for Human Factors training.
Rowan has more than 30 years’ experience in commercial helicopter operations as a pilot, instructor, examiner, inspector, manager, flight safety officer and regulator. He spent over 20 years at Bristow Helicopters, and latterly Bristow Group, in a variety of roles including Search and Rescue (SAR) Commander, SAR Standards Manager and most recently Director of Global SAR Operations. From 2007 Rowan was a Flight Operations (Training) Inspector for the UK CAA. Rowan’s experience means he can offer clients real depth of expertise in the areas of SAR and helicopter operations.
Commenting on these new appointments, Ian Holder, Managing Director at Baines Simmons, said: “I am delighted to welcome individuals of such high calibre to our consultancy team. Their industry insight, honed over many years, will further strengthen the range of expertise we can offer our clients.