Jo Gillespie is a pilot by profession with 30 years of hands-on flying experience, primarily as a commercial airline captain and flight instructor. He has also enjoyed a parallel career in aviation safety and risk management, spending many years as Vice President of Flight Safety for Emirates in Dubai. He has managed large safety and hazard reporting programmes and led numerous investigations into air accidents and incidents, which frequently focused on the behavioural choices of those involved. Jo advises and contributes to global organisations such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the World Food Programme and the Flight Safety Foundation, and he supports the worldwide airline industry with consultancy and training services in safety management and investigation. He has also appeared in the High Courts of London and Dublin as an expert witness on aviation safety in defence of liability claims. Jo has been a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society since 2010 and was Chairman of the Gulf Flight Safety Committee for more than a decade.