Management Team



Mat has been involved in the ownership, operation and management of former military aircraft since the early 1990’s and is the Managing Director of HHA.

After university he pursued a management consulting and city-banking career, having worked for ( amongst others) Bain Strategic Consultants, Robert Fleming Investment Bank and Commerzbank.

In 2000 he founded HHA as a standalone Defence Contractor and is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, overseeing all its activities including finance, marketing and corporate liaison. He is both an MAA and CAA approved Accountable Manager Post Holder.



Tim is HHA’s Flight Operations Post Holder and Operations Director.  Starting military flying in 1984, he flew 3 operational tours on the Tornado F3 followed by 8 years flying the Sea Harrier with the Royal Navy.  Active as a Royal Navy Reserve pilot since 2003, he continued to fly the Sea Harrier, then the Hawk and latterly the Grob Tutor.

Qualified as a military air warfare specialist since 1993 – RAF Qualified Weapons Instructor and RN Air Warfare Instructor – he has recently trained as a CAA and EASA Flying Instructor.

Flying with HHA since 2011, Tim has over 10,000 hours flying of which approximately half are military Fast Jet.  In a civil aviation career spanning two decades, Tim has flown and captained various Airbus, Falcon, Gulfstream and Challenger 605 business jets.



Barrie Ramsden heads up HHA’s MAOS activities.

Having graduated from Engineering training at RAF Halton, Barrie’s had an extremely varied Military Career having been employed on many types of aircraft from the Vulcan, Victor, Tornado GR1/F3, Harrier GR9, Jaguar, F16, Nimrod MRA4, Typhoon and Hawk T1 on the Red Arrows reaching the rank of Warrant Officer.

After 38 years RAF service he joined HHA in 2016 and became the Head of Maintenance. He is an MAA endorsed Form 4 Management Personnel Post Holder for Mil P 145 MAOS Maintenance Activities and Ground Operations Post Holder.



After serving 37 years as a Propulsion/Airframes engineer with the Royal Air Force Stuart joined HHA in Jan 2018 as the Quality Manager. He is responsible for coordinating the Organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) activities, maintaining records of QA documentation and acting as the HHA’s QA focal point for all HHA Expositions and mandated Regulatory Articles.

In addition, he is HHA’s Health and Safety Manager and has primary responsibility for ensuring that the Organisation complies with the Defence policy for health, safety and Environmental Protection and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

He is an MAA endorsed Form 4 Management Post Holder Quality for Audit Management Functions and RA5850 DAOS Activities.


Military Head of Airworthiness and Air Safety Manager

Dave Keating is HHA’s Head of Airworthiness covering both the Continued and Continuing Airworthiness Manager roles. In addition, he is HHA’s Air Safety Manager responsible for the organisation’s Air Safety Management System (ASMS) and associated Hazard Logs.

Dave joined the RAF in 1982 as an Airframe Technician, before later undergoing Multiskilling training to include Propulsion trade training. He has extensive experience in a number of roles including instructional and Project Team duties covering a wide variety of aircraft from Jet Provost and Hawk Training aircraft up to the Sentinel R1.

He joined HHA in 2012 as the Quality Manager before transferring to his current roles in Feb 2016. He is an MAA endorsed Form 4 Management Personnel Post Holder for CAMO Continuing Airworthiness Management Activities.



After flying training, Ricko flew the F4 Phantom based in the UK and Germany becoming a Qualified Weapons Instructor. He then flew the F18 Hornet on exchange with the Royal Australian Air Force. Returning to the UK he converted to the F3 Tornado which he continued to fly in the Auxiliary Air Force for 10-years after leaving regular service (he managed 1000hrs+ F3 ‘part-time’!).

On leaving the RAF, Ricko joined Cobham (then Flight Refuelling Aviation) as a Falcon Captain flying Electronic Warfare support around the world on Ministry of Defence and NATO contracts based at Teesside. He became the Senior Base Pilot at Teesside and a CAA Type Rating Instructor/Examiner.

More recently, Ricko re-joined the RAF as a Full-Time Reservist becoming a Qualified Flying Instructor on the Grob Tutor. He has 12,000+ flying hours of which 5000+ are Fast-Jet.