Brendon Hill | CQP MCQI

Global Aerospace Product Champion

BSI – British Standards Institution

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Brendon Hill

What are your roles and responsibilities at work?

I have overall responsibility for the aerospace sector globally in BSI, including certification to standards, primarily the AS/EN9100 series, but also ISO9001, 27001 etc. and Organisational Resilience. I am responsible for maintaining BSI’s accreditation, therefore the technical management and continual improvement of BSI’s scheme. I am also charged with global sector growth, so work with all BSI’s offices around the world.

What is your background and how did you get into quality?

I joined BSI in early 2014, initially as the Technical Manager for Aerospace, so a technical focus on the effective implementation of the AS/EN9100 scheme, and in late 2016 my role expanded to the current one, which incorporates both BSI’s accreditations; UKAS and ANAB. This involves extensive liaison with industry, and particularly with the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and the European sector, the EAQG to drive quality throughout the aviation, space and defence industries.

Before that I was a Group Quality Manager for an engineering company, for which 40% of the business was for Rolls Royce aero engines. While there I implemented SABRE 2 compliance including PPAP.
I worked for LRQA in aerospace for 5 years prior to that, auditing aerospace QMS to AS/EN9100, 9110 and 9120; I am an authorised team leader for all three aerospace standards.

Before that I served 26 years in the British Army as an Aircraft Engineer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). During this service, I designed and implemented the QMS for the technical support to army aviation, and then into the whole army technical support organisation; this is how I gained my initial knowledge and experience in the quality field.

I am a keen exponent of the benefits of a well-implemented QMS; Quality is essential in aviation, space and defence (the scope of the AS/En9100-series). We are all stakeholders of course; we all fly, we all depend on a sound economy, and we all depend on national defence integrity and efficacy. My current role enables me to make a difference, through industry liaison, through ensuring that our auditors are highly trained and effective and so do their part in assuring airworthiness.

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