Regional Performance & Risk Management Officer Appointed

Central & East Region are delighted to welcome Squadron Leader Paul Davison to the newly created role of Performance & Risk Management Officer.

Squadron Leader Davison started his RAFAC career as a cadet in 1984 with 241 (Wanstead & Woodford) Squadron until 1993.

In 2012 he returned as a Civilian Instructor with 1163 (Colne Valley) Squadron. In 2013 he became the Training Officer at the squadron before becoming its Commanding Officer in 2018. A role he has held until taking on this new role.

Commenting on his appointment he said “It is a great privilege to be appointed as the Regional Performance and Risk Management Officer.  Operating within the Virtual Safety Cell and responsible for the promotion and engagement of CFAV with the Safety and Environment Management System.  I am dedicated to getting every cadet and CFAV home safe every day.  I believe that attending RAFAC activities ought to leave everyone in a better state than when they started.”

“I am also committed to preventing adverse event recurrence, as there are only new people and no new accidents!  If we are to release the potential of our people, we are required to create psychologically safe environments, where everyone is included and diversity is welcomed.   As a minimum, safety must encompass physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing.  Safety is a function of leadership and is co-created within learning cultures.  My aim is to ensure that the work as done and disclosed aligns with the work as prescribed and imagined.”

“Outside of RAFAC, I am the CEO and Founder of PPWD (People, Practice, Wonder, Develop), a human performance and safety culture development organisation.  Seeing people as problem solvers, as opposed to being problems to be solved; has served me well within the rail, offshore wind capture and military sectors.  I am married and enjoy long walks with Bonnie, a rescue dog.  She is the only dog that I have owned, I say own, but as a Saluki; she is very independent in thought and action.  I thoroughly enjoy sport, and marvel at those who perform at an elite level.  My weakness is sports cars and dark chocolate.”