Each week, our colleague Maria Franzoni invites one of our keynote speakers to discuss their life, work, current projects and passions .We hope that hearing more about them will allow you to get a better understanding of who they are.

Maria’s guest this week works as an adviser to senior leadership teams on strategy, risk and performance. As a former Red Arrows pilot, management consultant and senior manager in a global corporate, he is not a speaker who pontificates from the side lines, but has spent significant time on the pitch, in some of the most demanding of high-performance environments. He has masters’ degrees from Cambridge and London Business School, and is the author of The Business of Excellence. Currently he helping to launch a green technology company.

Please welcome Justin Hughes


Justin Hugues Keynote Speaker

Justin Hughes – Guest

As a former fighter pilot and Executive Officer of the Red Arrows, Justin Hughes know exactly how you plan, execute and adapt in situations characterised by ambiguity, imperfect information, speed of change and pressure to deliver. Justin Hughes has worked as a consultant on organisational performance to clients including Microsoft, the United Nations and Mercedes F1. And he has walked his own talk during the Covid-19 crisis, in a corporate role as L3Harris’ Director Integrated Airline Services. In one of the hardest hit sectors, Justin managed a major change programme in a fast-moving environment, while also sitting on the global business continuity team.

Maria Franzoni Keynote Speaker

Maria Franzoni – Host

Maria Franzoni is one of the most experienced speaker bookers in Europe and a recognised speaking industry expert. She has been a part of the London Speaker Bureau since 2000 & is the founder of MFL, a licensed office of London Speaker Bureau.

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