Captain Michael Varney, President

Mike’s career began in the RAF flying fast jets, followed by time as an airline pilot in the UK, flying the Boeing 757 767. He spent 8 years with the UK Civil Aviation Authority engaged in ops and training oversight, and then joined Airbus in Toulouse, leading the Training Development team. During this time, he began lead the EBT project starting in 2007. Between 2009-2011 worked for Mechtronix, now part of TRU Simulation. The company supported the work Mike was undertaking for 2 years, after which he returned to Airbus as a Senior Director of Flight Training. Mike is now President of the EBT Foundation, and in addition continues to support the implementation of EBT worldwide, with regulators and airlines in North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Professor Patrick Murray, Director

My background is in flight instruction as a pilot in the RAF, the RAAF (Australia) and subsequently with Cathay Pacific Airways. I have also been a Regulator and, for the past 8 years, an academic. I am currently Professor of Aviation & Logistics at the University of Southern Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. This role gives me space for research and consultancy in the areas of EBT and instructor training. I am a Director of The LOSA Collaborative and work with a number of airlines on crew performance and safety change.

Captain John Scully Vice President

John began flying in 1965 and has more 22000 hours over a 41-year period. He has flown with more than  25  airlines  throughout  the  world.  He  was  a  pilot  and flight instructor for  Northwest  airlines for 25  years  where  he  was  involved  in  the  initial  AQP  development.  He  was  an  IRE/TRE  at  Airbus  after retiring  from  NWA  and  held  several  management  positions  in  Flight  operations  and  training  and served  as  the manufacturer’s  representative  to  the LOSA  collaborative.  After retirement from  Airbus he was the chairman of ITQI-EBT Data Subgroup with responsibility to collect and analyze operational and training data for development of Evidence Base Training.  He was the lead author of the EBT Data Report. Currently John lives winters in Florida and summers in France.