Trevor Dale FRAeSCo-Founder and Managingl Director, AtrainabilityBritish Airways Training Captain, Retired.
Trevor was one of the pioneers of the introduction of CRM (Crew Resource Management) training into British Airways, as well as developing and delivering training courses for pilot instructors. He was a British Airways pilot from 1971 until 2005 predominantly on long haul routes, with over 15,000 flying hours. For the final 12 years he was a Training Captain on DC 10 and 747 aircraft. He also flew for Kuwait Airways for a period in mid career.
Ben TipneyProfessional Coach and Trainer
Ben is a former international athlete and highly successful professional coach and trainer, representing the Great Britain rowing team at a number of world championship events, and coaching the South African rowing team. He has coached and mentored at a number of prestigious schools, clubs and universities in the UK and abroad, taking his first directorial role at the age of 26.
Matt Joined the RAF and from 1995 to 2006 became a VIP Training Captain on 32 The Royal Squadron. Head of training on HS125 aircraft. Responsible for flying members of the Royal Family, The Prime Minister and Cabinet world wide. RAF Crew Resource Management Instructor.From 2006 - 2012 Airbus fleet and from 2012 - 2013 B747 - 400.
Philip Smith CRMIDirector of Critical Team Performance Program
Phil gained his training and coaching experience within the Royal Air Force as the Senior Instructor at the Logistic Officer Training School. Phil also experienced the role of an operational crewman on Hercules and Chinook aircraft in several theatres of action. In addition to his front-line role he was responsible for the administration, development and delivery of an intense 17 week training course to prepare Logistic Officers for their first appointments.
Chris Williams - FRAeS Chief Instructor – British Airways – Retired.Director of Topsl Sailcruise Ltd – Head of Training.
Chris was a British Airways pilot from 1972 until the end of 2005. Soon after gaining his command in 1990, he became the Senior Training Captain on the TriStar fleet, responsible for oversight of crew, instructor / examiners & the production of training material. He was one of the presenters of a Flight Crew Instructional Skills course, the pre-cursor of mandated instructor courses of today. During that period he championed the development of Line Orientated Flight Crew Training (LOFT) on the TriStar fleet that lead to a presentation of “The TriStar Experience” at the Hong Kong Human Factors conference in 1992. He also became qualified to undertake pilot selection sessions for the company.
Martin Cantwell CRMI Martin is a current British Airways Captain on the Boeing 757 and 767. Since 1990 he has flown the Airbus A320, DC10 and 747 aircraft. He has been involved in training of pilots since 2000. Martin now specialises in training Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Human Factors principles to British Airways pilots and instructors.
In 2008 Martin joined us at Atrainability as a consultant and has now gained a great deal of experience in the healthcare environment as both a course presenter and in a coaching role in theatres.
Jo HirstFounding member of Atrainability
Jo has an extensive background in customer service training. Initially gaining experience as a stewardess was promoted to the position of onboard customer service manager (CSD) on British Airways long-haul 747s and 777s. Jo was a member of the BA Customer Service Training team. In addition to interactive classroom training Jo has a wealth of experience in facilitating practical team building exercises.
Denis has been involved in Human Factors Training since 1993 when he was part of the team introducing Crew Resource Management to British Airways Flight Crew, also delivering subsequent refresher courses.
A pilot with British Airways for 35 years, Denis retired as a Training Captain on the Boeing 747 fleet in 2006 having flown seven different types of airliner on both short and long haul routes.
Karen is a British Airways Captain on the Airbus A320 fleet, having previously flown the Boeing 757/767. She has a Masters in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University.
At British Airways, Karen has been involved in training of both cabin crew and pilots since 1998, specialising in Crew Resource Management and Human Factors. She has trained trainers and coached them in delivery of this material. She also held a four year post as a technical trainer and has been involved in pilot recruitment since 2000.
Chris Mills, MA, MSc, MBA, CQSW, FRSA
Chris has worked as a child protection manager, a social work academic and as a policy adviser in child protection for a leading UK charity. He holds an MBA degree and in recent years has been much involved in business education. He is an associate fellow of the University of Warwick Business School.
Theresa Campbell Project Manager
Within her previous role Theresa was responsible for the day-to-day course delivery. She also recruited and performance managed the trainer team as well as establishing training plans and budget submissions. In addition to her organisational role Theresa was party to the course design and delivery and has a great depth of understanding of the issues surrounding human performance in high-risk environments. Theresa has many qualifications in training and presentation skills including Myers Briggs Type Indicator. Her enthusiasm and exceptional interpersonal skills are valuable assets to our team.
John is a highly motivated Human Factors trainer with 10 years experience in delivering interactive courses to professionals from fields as diverse as Aviation, Maritime, Electrical generation and supply, and most recently Healthcare.
He has twenty years experience in civil aviation and is a current Boeing 747 Captain with over 13,000 hours on worldwide routes.
Guy Hirst – FRAeSCo-Founder Atrainability, British Airways Training Captain, Retired
Guy was a British Airways pilot from 1972 until 2006. He flew over 18,000 hours. For the final 16 years of his career he was a Training Captain on DC 10 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft. For the last 6 years of his flying career he was promoted to the role of Training Standards Captain, and given responsibility for training and developing British Airways training pilots. He was also responsible – on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – for revalidation of British Airways Training Captains.