Jo Salter (First Female RAF Fast Jet Pilot) [photograph]

Jo Salter, First Female RAF Fast Jet Pilot.

Jo grew up in South London and joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) to become an Engineering Officer when she was just 18, subsequently becoming Britain’s first female fighter jet pilot in the RAF flying the Tornado GR1. As well as operational flying, she’s also flown with the Red Arrows and Blades display teams, as well as in a Jaguar, Harrier, Typhoon and a Dutch F16. Her journey has ignited an enduring passion for diversity and human performance, inspiring her to encourage others to realise their full potential.

Transitioning from her military career, Jo ventured into the world of business, running her own management consultancy, providing high-performance coaching, workshop facilitation and inspirational speaking – a testament to her diverse skill set and ability to impact others. As an author of two books on harnessing personal energy for achievement, Jo also spent two decades working with one of the UK’s leading Business Schools. Jo is currently a Director at a leading Consulting Firm where she also chairs the Military Network and was an inaugural member of their Staff Diversity Council.