Chief Investigator, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch
Keith is the founding member of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch following a long career in aviation.
He joined the RAF in 1983 flying fast jets on the front-line before teaching advanced flying training as a Qualified Flying Instructor. After leaving the RAF, Keith flew for Virgin Atlantic operating both long-haul and short haul Airbus aircraft to destinations throughout the world.
Following the tragic events of 9/11 in 2001, Keith joined the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, becoming Chief Inspector from 2010 to 2016. During this period, Keith investigated aircraft accidents in the UK and overseas, including the disappearance of MH370, the shooting down of MH17 and the helicopter crash on the Clutha Bar in Glasgow.
He also represented the UK in the development of European Regulations on air accident investigation and at safety meetings with the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
In 2015, Keith was asked to participate in an Expert Advisory Group regarding healthcare safety and subsequently became the first Chief Investigator of the HSIB.
Although no longer flying, Keith manages his excess energy through skiing and triathlons.