Jo Gillespie

Jo Gillespie Verita Consultancy Ltd

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.


Our Services and Solutions

Verita Consultancy Limited is a leading independent serious investigations consultancy for regulated organisations. Based in London and Leeds we specialise in carrying out objective investigations of complex and often sensitive issues in a thorough and progressive manner.

We provide organisations with specialist support and advise them on challenging operational and strategic issues in order to help them evolve and improve. At Verita, we are known for our thoroughness and commitment to producing evidence-based reports and advice that not only withstand rigorous challenge but provide insight and a clear path to resolution or improvement.

Our approach is measured, appropriate and acutely focused on finding solutions. Our approach saves our clients time and money by getting it right the first time.


Areas that we cover include:

Serious incidents

Compliance concerns

Complaint handling

Governance issues

Reviews and inquiries



Quality assessment

Consultancy services

Diagnostic tools

Independent review service

Root cause analysis training