CEO, HeliOffshore Ltd.
Gretchen Haskins is the CEO of HeliOffshore Ltd., a company dedicated to global offshore helicopter safety. She is an aviation industry leader in safety performance improvement and an internationally-recognised expert in human factors.
She has 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 previously worked in nuclear certification and safety of intercontinental ballistic missiles, joint airworthiness trials for military aircraft, defence 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. She serves as a board member of the Flight Safety Foundation and is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.