Hannah Smith

Chair

Picture of Hannah Smith standing infront of an aeroplaneHannah Smith is the Director of Risk Management and Assurance for Gama Aviation PLC. Joining the company in 2008 Hannah joined Gama Aviation initially taking responsibility for Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment. Shortly after this she also took responsibility for Flight Safety and Compliance and Quality management. Hannah was the UK Safety Manager for seven years and then over the last couple of years her role has changed into a Group position, encompassing both the Business and Operational Risk environments. Today, she is found spending her time between standardising and improving Group Safety requirements and developing group risk initiatives on behalf of the Group PLC Board.

In her earlier career Hannah worked for a Government organisation across the Safety environments, from devising safe care plans for older people and those with disabilities, to designing safe working practices to enable people to continue independent living. After this she moved into the Fire and Rescue Service where she worked managing training needs and developing Safe handling practices for operational Fire Fighters. On leaving this role, Hannah set up and ran her own company specialising in Occupational Health and Safety solutions, including consultancy, risk assessment and training delivery. It was through this role that she first worked with Gama Aviation.

Hannah is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, Specialist member of the Institute of Risk and Safety Management and a Full member of the Chartered Management Institute. Her qualifications include Postgraduate qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety, Flight Safety, Back Care management, Project and Programme Management, Change Management, and she is a Management of Risk Practitioner.

Hannah has successfully implemented and managed Management Systems from conception to completion, in accordance with ORGEN200, CAR-X and FAA Order 8000.369, attained and maintained ISO14001 and OHSAS18001, IS-BAO and IS-BAH.