Gretchen Haskins is a board member for HeliOffshore Ltd. and the Flight Safety Foundation. Both organisations are dedicated to global aviation safety. She is an aviation industry leader in safety performance improvement and an internationally-recognised expert in human factors.
Previously, she was CEO of HeliOffshore and before that served on the board of the UK Civil Aviation Authority as Group Director of Safety, overseeing aviation safety in the UK (including airlines, aerodromes, air traffic, airworthiness and personnel). Prior to that, Gretchen was Group Director of Safety at the UK air traffic company NATS where she championed activities to support frontline operational safety. Gretchen has worked in nuclear certification and safety of intercontinental ballistic missiles, joint airworthiness trials for military aircraft, defense system design – and as an expert advisor to NATO on human performance and safety critical systems. She has a strong aviation background, and has flown jet and piston aircraft in the U.S. Air Force.