Richard Hedges

Richard Hedges has enjoyed a thirty year career in corporate communications within the aerospace sector.  In 2015 he retired from the position of Director, Communications, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, he was responsible for the management of global external communications for the business. He has a wide experience of international aviation media with whom he has worked throughout his career.

Richard joined Rolls-Royce in January, 2011 from American Airlines where he spent over a decade as Director Corporate Communications for its Europe & Pacific Division.

He has extensive corporate and marketing communications experience. From 1986 to 1999 he was at what was then the world’s largest charter airline, Britannia Airways (now Thomson Airways), where he headed the communications function. His experience covers the management of major internal and external communications projects, public affairs, reputation management and crisis communications. His brief has also covered management of marketing communications, advertising and corporate identity projects.

He has been a judge for the The Aerospace Media Awards for the last five years.

Richard was previously a committee member for the Aviation Club of the UK and served on its PR sub-committee.