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.


John Hamilton
Vice President, Engineering
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

President and CEO

Jon Beatty
Flight Safety Foundation

Immediate Past Chairman

Kenneth Hylander
Executive Vice President, Chief Safety Officer

General Counsel and Secretary

Kenneth P. Quinn
Baker McKenzie LLP


Capt. Conor Nolan
Director of Safety and Security
Aer Lingus


William G. Bozin
Bozin Associates, LLC

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

H.O. Demuren, D.Sc.

Capt. Henry Donohoe

Carl Esposito
President, Electronic Solutions
Honeywell Aerospace

Mike J. Gamlin
Manager, Air Safety Investigations

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

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.

Kenneth Hylander
Executive Vice President, Chief Safety Officer

Capt. Tim Jenkins
Executive Manager, Safety & Health
Qantas Group


Yannick Malinge
Senior Vice President and Chief Product Safety Officer

Terry L. McVenes
Director, System Safety and Regulatory Affairs
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Holger Paulmann
Chief Executive Officer
SKY Airline S.A.

Michael J. Quiello
Vice President, Corporate Safety, Security, Quality and Environment
United Airlines

Cameron Ross
Head of Aviation Safety
BHP Billiton

Douglas Schwartz

Capt. Peter N. Stein
Director, Aviation Services

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

Haydar Yalcin
Deputy Director General
Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Ex Officio

Capt. Bill Curtis
Head of Aviation
Presage Group

Tzvetomir Blajev
Coordinator, Safety Improvement Initiatives

Lisa A. Sasse
Executive Director, Business Development
VisionSafe Corporation