Mandy Hickson

Mandy Hickson

former Combat Survival & Rescue Officer, RAF

Mandy Hickson was one of the first female pilots to serve in a front line Tornado GR4 squadron, playing an active role in the conflict in Iraq. Obsessed with flying from a very young age, Mandy applied to join the RAF while at university. After twenty years service, she now talks about the personal and strategic lessons learned with frankness and appropriately wry humour. From motivation to decision-making, Mandy gives a vivid insight into the leadership, teamwork and communication required to define and then realise specific goals in high-pressure situations.