Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the controlling body of Flight Safety Foundation. The Board comprises up to 35 individuals who have extensive experience in aviation and in other industries around the world. The Board sets the policies of the Foundation, determines its agenda and oversees its overall activities. FSF staff members report through the FSF president to the Board.


Capt. Conor Nolan
Director of Safety and Security
Aer Lingus

Immediate Past Chairman

John Hamilton

President and CEO

Dr. Hassan Shahidi
Flight Safety Foundation



General Counsel and Secretary

Kenneth P. Quinn


John R. Watret, Ph.D.
Chancellor, ERAU–Worldwide
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Cesar V. Arroyo
Deputy Supply Chain Director
U.N. World Food Programme

David Carbon
Vice President/General Manager
Amazon Prime Air

Warren Christie
Senior Vice president, Safety, Security, and Fleet Operations
JetBlue Airways Corp.

H.O. Demuren, D.Sc.

Capt. Henry Donohoe
Director of Safety
Norwegian Air International

Andreas Flaig
Vice President, Corporate Safety Pilot
and Compliance Monitoring Manager
Lufthansa German Airlines

Mike J. Gamlin
Manager, Air Safety Investigations

Capt. Shai Gill
Vice President, Flight Operations
CAL Cargo Airlines

Peggy Gilligan
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (retired)

Marco Tulio Grassi

Tay Tiang Guan
Deputy Director General
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

Gretchen Haskins

Ho Ching-Sheng (Danny C. Ho)
Chief Executive Vice President, Safety and Security
EVA Airways Corp.



Craig Hoskins
Vice President, Safety, Security and Technical Affairs
Airbus Americas, Inc.

Sasha Johnson
Vice President, Corporate Safety
United Airlines

Yannick Malinge
Senior Vice President and Chief Product Safety Officer

Elizabeth (Beth) Pasztor
Vice President and General Manager, Product & Services Safety
The Boeing Company

Holger Paulmann
SKY Airline S.A.

Michael J. Quiello
Vice President Safety, Security and Operational Efficiency
XTRA Airways

Cameron Ross
Head of Aviation Safety
BHP Billiton

Capt. Peter N. Stein

Bobbi Wells
Vice President, Safety and Airworthiness, Air Operations
FedEx Express

Michael Whitaker
Global Head of Policy, Urban Air Mobility
Hyundai Motor Group

Haydar Yalcin

Ex Officio

Capt. Harry Nelson
FSF International Advisory Committee

Capt. Pascal Kremer
FSF European Advisory Committee

Lisa A. Sasse
FSF Business Advisory Committee