High Performance Teamwork Speaker & Leadership Speaker
Justin Hughes is a former RAF fighter pilot and Red Arrows Pilot, and an authoritative speaker on teamwork achieving high performance and teamwork.
Having graduated as a top cadet in officer training, Justin went onto fly the Tornado F3, before subsequently being selected for the Red Arrows, performing over 250 displays including three international tours. He was the team’s Executive Officer.
Justin is the founder of Mission Excellence, and having worked in one of the most high-performance environments, where a single mistake could cost someone their lives, Justin is in a prime position to talk on achieving peak performance, and risk-taking and what are the key elements are to getting the best out of your team.
Justin is an investor and founder partner in a retail fashion business and is currently a non-executive adviser to Inox, an emerging markets hedge fund. Justin is a mentor to 2 community interest businesses.
Justin has an MBA with Distinction from London Business School and a BSc (Hons) in physics from the University of Bristol.
Justin Hughes is a renowned speaker on high performance, operational excellence, leadership, decision-making and risk and behavioural safety and safety culture.
Speaking topics include –
• Building High-performance Cultures
• Leading Change
• Building Resilience for Low-Impact High-Consequence Events
• Ambiguity, Imperfect Information, and Decision-Making
In The Business of Excellence, Justin Hughes articulates a clear strategy for the pursuit of excellence coming from his many years of experience as a fighter pilot and entrepreneur. I am a big fan of learning from other environments and highly recommend it.
— Paddy Lowe, Executive Director, Mercedes Grand Prix
A superb first-class delivery with captivating real-life experiences around leadership behaviours and accelerated learning through high impact de-brief sessions all underpinned with attitude over skill. Insights, learnings and business models in abundance notwithstanding a real pleasure to work with.
— Mark Bradley, Managing Director, Plumbase
Justin wowed our audience at the World Class Leadership 2018 Conference. His blend of insight and humour was both entertaining and captivating. He provided a powerful and unique view into world-class teamwork and leadership. I very much look forward to working with him again.
— Simon Hartley, Organiser World Class Leadership Conference
…nothing short of excellent demonstrating a wealth of operational experience, knowledge and the ability to relate that to our environment. All expectations were exceeded.
— London Luton Airport
Feedback was massively positive and some of the best we’ve had
— Fujitsu Services (EMEIA)
Justin is one of a rare breed of speakers who absolutely engages and captivates an audience, providing clear takeaways to action straight away into positive business results
— Harrington Starr
Justin Hughes was guest speaker at the Annual Gala Dinner of the Northern Ireland Aerospace Consortium. In a wide-ranging and informative presentation laced with humorous anecdotes, Justin impressed the audience. The superb aerial displays are truly fine examples of teamwork at its best. In the short time available to him, Justin conveyed brilliantly the sense of camaraderie, dedication and commitment that are requisite attributes for success in his chosen profession.
— Paul Madden, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Aerospace Consortium
The keynote worked extremely well; you had done your homework and researched our business. The presentation was memorable and will motivate the group as a whole. I look forward to working with you closely in the future on UK or other opportunities as they arise. I will recommend Justin Hughes to other businesses and friends and colleagues both within and outside of optics.
— Nick Loan, Managing Director, Bausch & Lomb (UK
Feedback was very positive. Front line team managers found the presentation to be interesting, enlightening and particularly relevant to the skills and behavior expected of leaders in business today. Justin had done his homework on our organisation and was able to translate very effectively in what ways our managers could apply the concepts being presented.
— Lisa Butterball, HR Manager, De Veer Group