Simon KirbyPrincipal Consultant
Simon is a project management professional with extensive experience in project planning, policy, procurement and analytics. Simon served 22 years as an Officer in the Royal Air Force (RAF), primarily flying the Tornado F3 on Front Line Air Defence squadrons. He also worked for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) as a Consultant where he provided specialist military knowledge, analytical support and advice as part of a research team on issues such as Defence Policy, application of emerging concepts, force structures, balance of investment and equipment procurement.
As part of the Airports & Airspace Team, Simon provides informed, independent and focused support to airport projects, contributing at all stages, from concept development or financial planning through to mobilisation and delivery. He has become a subject matter expert on CAP 1616, the regulatory guidance for airspace design in the UK, and is currently involved in delivering a number of complex and challenging Airspace Change Proposals, including the project that is currently furthest through the CAP 1616 process; he is therefore genuinely leading the field. He has been involved in facilitating stakeholder engagement activities to inform the various stages of the CAP 1616 process and has produced comprehensive reports that have allowed projects to successfully progress through the CAA gateways within the process.
Since joining Osprey in 2018, he has also been responsible for the delivery of radio training to military units under Project Marshall, which aims to provide the future Air Traffic Management capability for the UK MOD.