Sean Reynolds CB CBE DFC ADC

Sean Reynolds Non Executive Director
Sean Reynolds Non Executive Director


Non Executive Director


  • Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Finance and Performance Committee
  • Member of the Strategic Workforce Committee
  • Member of Ethics Committee

History with the Trust

Term:  20 August 2018 to 19 August 2021

Professional background

I am a professional helicopter pilot and senior executive who has recently retired from the Royal Air Force (RAF) after 34 years of service. More recently my roles have been in a senior leadership capacity with my last appointment being the RAF’s Deputy Commander responsible for capability and people. This portfolio included oversight of HR for the whole of the RAF, the delivery of the RAF’s equipment plan, the delivery of all professional training for the RAF and technical and flying training for Defence. The portfolio also included infrastructure responsibility for the RAF’s 26 bases together with oversight of the RAF’s medical, legal and chaplaincy services. Before that I enjoyed a year’s secondment to Marshal Aerospace as the Managing Director for its Aviation Services business unit at Birmingham Airport.

Other activities

I am still a volunteer ex-regular reservist in the RAF and was recently appointed as the RAF Air Officer responsible for Northern Ireland.  I am also a freelance helicopter pilot and flying instructor.  Chair of Spencer Private Hospitals.