Richard served in the UK Royal Air Force for 29 years across a wide range of ATM and related safety disciplines. He joined EUROCONTROL in January 2006 working in the Network Manager Directorate Safety Unit covering a broad spectrum of ATM safety related topics including management of the EUROCONTROL Call Sign Similarity/ Confusion project and the 3rd iteration of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions. He is now an independent ATM consultant.
Tzvetomir Blajev is the Operational Safety Coordinator at EUROCONTROL HQ in Brussels. He is co-chair of Safety Improvement Subgroup (SISG), Chair of Flight Safety Foundation European Advisory Committee and Member of the Flight Safety Foundation Board of Governors. Before joining EUROCONTROL in 2001 he worked for BULATSA as the Head of Safety and ACC/APP radar controller. Tzvetomir earned a Master degree in Aeronautical Engineering and MBA.