Biography

Simon Henley

Simon Henley MBE

ICCAN Commissioner

“I believe that air travel has a vital role to play in the future prosperity and social needs of the UK. However, the industry can only meet global aspirations if aircraft operations minimise the noise impact on communities around airports.”

Appointed 27 March 2019

ICCAN Commissioner Simon Henley is a Fellow and was the President of the Royal Aeronautical Society from 2018 to 2019. He served as an Aircraft Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy for 32 years, retiring in the rank of Rear Admiral. Prior to retirement, he was the Technical Director and Head of Programme Management for the Defence Equipment and Support Organisation. Simon also served as the UK lead in the US/UK Joint Strike Fighter Programme Office, led the UK’s Joint Combat Aircraft Integrated Project Team for four years, and was Programme Director at Rolls-Royce. He currently works as a Business and Industry Strategy Adviser for Reaction Engines Ltd.