The youngest ever pilot to fly a Tornado ground attack aircraft on the front-line, Jas Hawker has performed in over 250 displays worldwide as a display pilot and team leader with the Red Arrows. His talks incorporate his first-hand experience of high-performance teams, delivering cross-functional projects in large complex organisations and how teams can sustain outstanding results under pressure.
Jas Hawker has first-hand experience of high-performance teams, of delivering cross-functional projects in large complex organisations and of balancing the tension between performance outcomes and resources.As
As former leader of the Red Arrows and distinguished RAF fighter pilot combined with experience of consulting to a range of corporate, public sector and professional sports clients he is able to inform, engage and inspire delegates and leave them with messages that will have impact far beyond the event itself.
His personal experience of leading the Red Arrows and as a senior military officer will challenge preconceptions on what it takes for constantly evolving teams and organisations to deliver consistent outstanding results. Years of operating at the cutting edge of leadership, team work, high performance and risk management enable Jas to offer a fascinating insight into the pursuit of excellence, high performance teams, leadership and delivering world-class results in a highly dynamic and competitive environment.
He was the youngest ever pilot to fly the Tornado fighter aircraft on the front-line and went on to be able to lead any scale of combat mission in any part of the world. Jas has also undertaken several high-level appointments within the Ministry of Defence, advising Ministers on strategic and operational matters; specifically developing national contingency and crisis plans. He has practical experience of operational level campaign planning having deployed to Afghanistan as a Senior Air Advisor.
He has led the Red Arrows across 4 continents delivering over 500 public displays to tens of millions of spectators; this enables him to describe the inner-workings of the world’s premier formation aerobatic team.
The Red Arrows are recognised as being world-class, yet they have to deliver this consistent output under continual change - each year the most experienced 3 pilots leave; there is a 33% turnover of key personnel. Consistent results are a function of culture, behaviour, process and leadership rather than individual stars.
Since leaving the Red Arrows, Justin heads up Teambuilding programmes for Mission Excellence, a consultancy and team building firm which delivers bespoke presentations to businesses. Mission Excellence aims to helps organisations deliver outcomes and reach their targets in the face of tough times.
Also, dipping his toe into the world of business, Jas Hawker launched My Gift Genie in the summer of 2016 alongside his wife. Highlighting his entrepreneurial spirit, Jas’s new venture proves that the skills of working in a team and performing under pressure translate directly from the fighter pilot field into the world of business.