Iain McNicoll CB CBE
Iain served 35 years in the Royal Air Force, retiring in 2010 as an Air Marshal.
Iain served 35 years in the Royal Air Force, retiring in 2010 as an Air Marshal. His military flight hours total over 4,300, the majority in fast-jet aircraft, but he also flew large multi-engine aircraft, light aircraft and helicopters.
He commanded a Tornado squadron from 1992-1995, a Tornado station from 1998-2000, and was Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group from 2005-2007. In his last appointment, Deputy Commander – Operations, he was responsible for generating and delivering all of the RAF’s front line operational capability. He had RAF responsibility for all safety and environmental matters, and was the RAF’s first Chief Information Officer.
Since 2010, Iain has been an aerospace, defence and security consultant. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Iain chairs the Safety Review Committee and is a member of the Transformation Review Committee.