James has over 17 years’ experience in military aviation and has a wealth of practical skills, spanning across engineering, psychology and management. James has held a number of senior positions in the Royal Navy, RAF and BAE Systems, working within Fast Jet, Helicopter, UAV and ISTAR domains. During his time at Baines Simmons, James has been a lead facilitator within the UK MAA’s DAEMS programme, and has also developed maintenance LOSA programmes. In addition to being the Baines Simmons Subject Matter Lead for Human Factors, James leads our thinking in Safety Culture and cultural change.
Expertise and capability
Consults and advises in the assessment, development and embedding of safety culture
Training and facilitation skills in Human Performance, Human Factors, Safety Culture, Error Management, Root Cause analysis/event investigation and Error Review Groups
Technical expertise to support organisations on Safety and Airworthiness Management systems.
Strategic Programme Management
Career background and experience
James has Chartered Engineer status and degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Human Factors in Aeronautics. He also holds active memberships with The Institute of Engineering and Technology, The British Psychological Society and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.