Jas Hawker

Fighter Pilot & Red Arrows Commander

Fighter pilot, former Commanding Officer of the Red Arrows and risk management expert.

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About Jas Hawker

Jas Hawker's expertise as a consultant on strategic, operational and risk issues comes directly from his heritage as a former military officer. He has served in Iraq and was commanding officer of the prestigious Red Arrows aerial display team. He now advises top level clients including the Ministry of Defence, global business, charities and sport.
  • Former fighter pilot and Commanding Officer of the Red Arrows
  • Operations Director of Mission Excellence
  • Advisor to the Ministry of Defence

Speaking Style

Amusing, informal and story-telling.

With experience at the cutting edge of leadership, team work and risk management, Jas delivers exciting and insightful presentations with great video material.

Jas Hawker knows all about developing and leading world-class teams. As commanding officer of the Red Arrows and as a fighter pilot, he has taken part in both training and operational deployments all over the world. He was the youngest ever pilot to fly the Tornado ground attack aircraft on the front-line, and served on 4 operational squadrons.

He has a history of working in high pressure, complex and fast moving environments and is now perfectly placed in his role as Operations Director of Mission Excellence to engage with business leaders about how best to deliver operational change.  Mission Excellence has worked with big name corporations and government departments in Europe, the Middle and Far East, and Africa.

He has specifically undertaken a number of high-level appointments within the Ministry of Defence, advising senior military officers and civil servants on strategic and operational matters - developing national contingency and crisis plans and advising on capability development.

He has practical experience of operational level campaign planning having served in Afghanistan as a Senior Air Advisor.

Some of Mission Excellence clients include 3M, Accenture, Airbus, AstraZeneca, Balfour Beatty, BAA, BAE Systems, Bank of England, BP, British Cycling, BSkyB, Cisco Systems, Coca Cola, Formula 1 Team, GlaxoSmithKline, Handelsbanken, Honeywell, HSBC, IBM, Lacoste, Lockheed Martin, London Business School, Mars, Microsoft, Oracle, Oxford University, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Premiership Football Team, Prudential Assurance, PwC (Middle East), Reuters, Rugby Football Union, Shell, Scottish Power, UK Sport, Vodafone and many more.

Speaking Topics

  • High-Performance Teams
  • Leading Virtual or Matrix Teams
  • Mission Analysis
  • Operating in High Risk Environments
  • Leadership development


"Jas had a huge impact on our team; his presentation was engaging, relevant and delivered a great message around teamwork and trust." - Nestle

"Jas's session at our recent conference received rave reviews and we have adopted a number of key themes that he covered." - Leeds Building Society

"Jas's presentation was entertaining and inspirational." - Institute of Directors

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