Address: Commander Aviation Services Ltd, The Hivernage, Domewood, Copthorne, RH10 3HD

Telephone: +44 (0)1342 718879






Aviation business and safety risk management.
Aerial Work and Commercial Air Transport negotiations and legal compliance.
Accident assessment for insurance purposes.
Accredited Auditor for IS-BAO assessment for corporate operations
Advice on IS-BAO compliance and manual development

Specific Activities

Safety Management Systems: Initial audit and manual development.
Business and corporate aircraft audit for IS-BAO compliance
Development of IS-BAO compliant documents and company practice
Air Operator’s Certificate set up:
Operations Manual development and drafting.
Nominated staff recruitment interviews.
Compliance with other Aviation Authorities’ requirements for commercial operations – air transport aerial work and corporate operations.
Offshore renewables use of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
Assessment of aviation company tenders for offshore survey.
Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle protocols for UK and Europe.
Commercial balloon and airship operations.


Aviation Consultant, 2006 to present
Civil Aviation Authority, Safety Regulation Group, 1988 to 2006
General Aviation Department, Head of Policy: 1995 to 2006
· Overall responsibility for formulating policy and progressing changes in the law affecting General Aviation.
· Liaison with the associations representing all aspects of GA, from hang gliders to corporate jet operators.
· Good working relationship with UK and European government bodies involved in aviation.
Safety instructor for British Caledonian and British Airways 1982 to 1985
RAF Ground Instructor in Safety and Survival 1980 to 1982
Royal Air Force General Duties Officer and Navigator 1968 to 1982
CAA Audit Techniques Training
CAA Management Training – Henley Management College
Upper Freeman Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators
Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation
Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society
Member of the British Business and General Aviation Association
Member British Balloon and Airship Club