We are people who have spent their working life in making operations safer.
Job Brüggen holds a masters degree from Delft University of Technology in Aerospace Engineering. In 1986 he started working for the National Aerospace Laboratory where he later became the head of the Air Transport Division. His particular interest in safety led him to Air Traffic Control the Netherlands, to become their first safety manager in 2002. He is well known for his acitivities in Just Culture developments and was one of the first to demonstrate numerically the detrimental effect of prosecution of air traffic controllers on incident reporting. In 2003 he re-created the CANSO Safety Standing Committee and chaired it for six years. He is currently leading the effort for the FAB Europe Central safety management activities. He also advises in the health care industry on safety matters with a particular focus on safety leadership from the top.
Patrick Kools co-creates new directions in complex environments. His passion for and vision on changes are refreshing. Working from the belief that care and connection lead to excellence in high risk environments he brings people together in industry and healthcare organizations to create new directions and high performance. Care, compassion and non-judgement are central themes.
Patrick is a frequent speaker and writer on issues related to safety and team cooperation. To further shape his vision on safety in High Risk Organizations, Patrick has recently started GoGen - Beyond Rules. GoGen creates platforms of trust with all stakeholders to enable organizations to move from a highly controlled prescription of all activities to creating an organisational culture within which everyone is personally involved in ensuring the safety of all.
In the past, Patrick was joint Founder and for 10 years CEO of iBanx HSE and he has worked for 10 years for Shell International in numerous projects. Patrick was educated at the United World College of South East Asia (Singapore) and as a Production Engineer at Cambridge University Engineering Department.