Stephen Lunn

Stephen Lunn

Works at:

British Army

Location in:

Reading, United Kingdom

Stephen Lunn

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Works at:
British Army
Location in:
Reading, United Kingdom

Bio

Experienced and qualified project manager with excellent communications skills and proven ability to manage change, meeting demanding operational targets with tight timelines. Experienced at working alongside and negotiating with UK Government departments, international organisations and contractors, establishing strong relationships with key stakeholders. A Leader who develops then transforms plans and concepts into successful and enduring projects and operations, often in complex and demanding environments, motivating teams to achieve challenging task to very high standards against strict timeframes.

A highly adaptable project manager and versatile leader with a keen technical mind, able to foster a culture of professionalism, mutual trust, respect and support within a team, providing clear focus on the achievement of objectives, adapting to meet the changing needs of a project. Strong ability to analyse complex tasks and resolve issues, prioritising resources to produce excellent results.

Stephen has worked/studied in

  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Stephen speaks

  • English

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Work

2002 – present

Various

British Army , United Kingdom
  • BRITISH ARMY OFFICER 2002 - Present
  • 10 years service upholding the values and standards of the British Army.
  • Qualified Apache Attack Helicopter pilot and aircraft Commander.
  • 5 Operational tours of Afghanistan with over 1700 hours flying time and over 500 combat missions flown and commanded.
  • Training and Project Manager 2010 - 2012
  • Project Managed re-development of Apache Mission Commanders course, fundamental course for all UK Apache pilots, identifying areas failing to meet required standards, managing the changes and implementing final product within strict timeline.
  • Subject Matter Expert for emerging Aviation doctrine, incorporating Operational lessons learnt into current aviation tactics, disseminating to frontline units, thus increasing deployed units capabilities.
  • Conducted aviation special to arm flying, command and tactics training in order to meet Statement of Training Task.
  • Project Managed development and delivery of UK Apache command and tactics training within synthetic environments, incorporating cutting edge technology into training to improve crews abilities to command and fight as a combined unit.
  • Communicated up, down and across organisations incorporating external stakeholders using a variety of mediums to ensure full understanding of system capabilities, future development and procedures in order to influence managers and stakeholders.
  • Operations and Project Manager, Apache Squadron, 2008 - 2010
  • Project managed the planning and implementation of numerous training exercises, both national and international, with strict budgets and short timelines.
  • Established strong working relationships in order to manage stakeholder expectations and requirements ensuring there in line with allocated resources and team abilities.
  • Identified areas of team and individual responsibility, dependent on abilities and training, and continuing to manage the implementation and continued conduct of those responsibilities.
  • Through continued engagement, managed the links between individual, team and organisational objectives.
  • Evaluated team and individual performance against objectives, providing feedback, identifying areas of possible conflict and implementing systems to minimise or prevent said conflict.
  • Managed resources allocated, implementing new systems to better track their usage thus minimising wastage.
  • Managed risks undertaken by individuals, the team and the organisation as a whole, in peace time and on operations.
  • Flight Commander, Apache Squadron 2005 - 2008
  • Middle Management Role
  • Air Mission Commander of multi-national missions of up to 12 combat aircraft, both routine and special forces driven.
  • Continual Assessment of the abilities and capabilities of the team to meet current and future challenges and objectives.
  • Developed personnel development plans for individuals to meet future objectives, initiating and reviewing progress against agreed objectives.
  • Planed and lead over 300 combat missions in complex and high stress environments.
  • Liaison officer to the American and Dutch forces in Afghanistan, managing stakeholder expectations against capabilities, fostering strong relationships through effective communication in order to plan joint operations.
  • Managed and coordinated training and currencies for a team of professional aviators in both peacetime and operational environments, maintaining standards, identifying shortfalls thus mitigating risks.

Work

2002 – present

Various

British Army , United Kingdom
  • BRITISH ARMY OFFICER 2002 - Present
  • 10 years service upholding the values and standards of the British Army.
  • Qualified Apache Attack Helicopter pilot and aircraft Commander.
  • 5 Operational tours of Afghanistan with over 1700 hours flying time and over 500 combat missions flown and commanded.
  • Training and Project Manager 2010 - 2012
  • Project Managed re-development of Apache Mission Commanders course, fundamental course for all UK Apache pilots, identifying areas failing to meet required standards, managing the changes and implementing final product within strict timeline.
  • Subject Matter Expert for emerging Aviation doctrine, incorporating Operational lessons learnt into current aviation tactics, disseminating to frontline units, thus increasing deployed units capabilities.
  • Conducted aviation special to arm flying, command and tactics training in order to meet Statement of Training Task.
  • Project Managed development and delivery of UK Apache command and tactics training within synthetic environments, incorporating cutting edge technology into training to improve crews abilities to command and fight as a combined unit.
  • Communicated up, down and across organisations incorporating external stakeholders using a variety of mediums to ensure full understanding of system capabilities, future development and procedures in order to influence managers and stakeholders.
  • Operations and Project Manager, Apache Squadron, 2008 - 2010
  • Project managed the planning and implementation of numerous training exercises, both national and international, with strict budgets and short timelines.
  • Established strong working relationships in order to manage stakeholder expectations and requirements ensuring there in line with allocated resources and team abilities.
  • Identified areas of team and individual responsibility, dependent on abilities and training, and continuing to manage the implementation and continued conduct of those responsibilities.
  • Through continued engagement, managed the links between individual, team and organisational objectives.
  • Evaluated team and individual performance against objectives, providing feedback, identifying areas of possible conflict and implementing systems to minimise or prevent said conflict.
  • Managed resources allocated, implementing new systems to better track their usage thus minimising wastage.
  • Managed risks undertaken by individuals, the team and the organisation as a whole, in peace time and on operations.
  • Flight Commander, Apache Squadron 2005 - 2008
  • Middle Management Role
  • Air Mission Commander of multi-national missions of up to 12 combat aircraft, both routine and special forces driven.
  • Continual Assessment of the abilities and capabilities of the team to meet current and future challenges and objectives.
  • Developed personnel development plans for individuals to meet future objectives, initiating and reviewing progress against agreed objectives.
  • Planed and lead over 300 combat missions in complex and high stress environments.
  • Liaison officer to the American and Dutch forces in Afghanistan, managing stakeholder expectations against capabilities, fostering strong relationships through effective communication in order to plan joint operations.
  • Managed and coordinated training and currencies for a team of professional aviators in both peacetime and operational environments, maintaining standards, identifying shortfalls thus mitigating risks.

Education

1998 – 2002

Cranfield University

Aero-Mechanical Systems Engineering (Bachelors)

Achievements

  • Attack Helicopter Pilot, MRAeS, MCMI, PRINCE2, APMP

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