Jim Creber joins aviation consulting firm Baines Simmons

03 December 2018 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Baines Simmons, the consulting and training division of global aviation services group Air Partner, has enjoyed a sustained period of growth over the last 12 months. As the firm looks to grow its services to aviation clients, the consultancy has appointed Jim Creber as a Senior Consultant.

Air Partner’s aviation safety consultancy company Baines Simmons has been growing its headcount over the course of 2018, following a rise in demand for its services. This included a new contract with the European Defence Agency (EDA) to assist with compliance regarding new airworthiness compliance measures, and the training of new personnel.

Since then, Baines Simmons has brought in a number of experts to bolster its team. This includes former RAF pilot Ian Holder who joined as a Managing Director in the spring, while Steve Harriss, Richard White, Nicola Steevenson and Rowan Greenwood all joined the firm in the summer, as it looked to prepare for a period of high demand.Jim Creber - Senior Consultant at Baines SimmonsIn its latest appointment, Baines Simmons has announced the appointment of Jim Creber as Senior Consultant. Creber brings more than 25 years of systems engineering experience to the role. He gained this across a wide range of industries, including 18 years as an engineer in the Royal Air Force. Based at Baines Simmons’ headquarters at Fairoaks airport, Creber will report directly to Mike Wallace, Head of Training & Consulting Operations.

For the past 10 years, Creber has applied his industry expertise to the Aviation Safety domain, developing and delivering a number of strategic safety initiatives. Notably, he was responsible for establishing the first Human Factors and Error Management System in the UK military. He has also delivered cultural change initiatives, providing support and guidance to senior operators and engineers.

As a Continuing Airworthiness Manager, he gained a deep knowledge of the Continuing Airworthiness Management Regulatory domain and, consequently, Baines Simmons believe he will be able to provide clients with a fully rounded view of this Aviation Safety requirement. Holding a Doctorate in Systems Engineering and a Defence MBA, he is also a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Commenting on the arrival, Mike Wallace, Head of Training & Consulting Operations at Baines Simmons, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Jim to Baines Simmons. His knowledge base complements the key areas of our service offering and his skillset will contribute to our Regulatory Compliance, Airworthiness Management, and Human Factors and Error Management portfolios.”