Matt Lindley


Matt graduated with a degree in commerce from the University of Birmingham. After leaving University, he joined the Ford Motor Company Graduate Training Programme and joined a team implementing Japanese Management techniques in the car industry.

In 1995 Matt was selected to join the UK Royal Air Force as a pilot. During his military career, he flew many aircraft including the Hawk fighter jet. In 2000 he was selected to fly Her Majesty The Queen, members of the UK Royal Family and Government worldwide, serving on The Royal Squadron. Whilst serving, he became a qualified flying instructor and VIP qualified Captain. He flew missions in the Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Matt was one of the first openly gay pilots in the RAF.

In 2007 Matt left the Service to join a leading UK airline, initially flying the Airbus on their short haul network. Matt now flies the Boeing 777 on long haul routes.

In addition to flying, Matt specialises in non-technical training. He delivers Human Performance Factors keynote speeches and workshops which draw on flight management techniques to optimise outcomes, whilst minimising human error in the workplace.


Mental Health | Resilience - how to weather the storm | Being your authentic self | Stress and workplace performance | How to be an inclusive leader | Trust - building a psychologically safe place | The importance of allies | Culture change | Emotional intelligence and empathy | Workplace banter

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