Stephen Hough

Head of Safety
SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Stephen is currently the Safety Manger at Scandinavian Airlines and is responsible for managing their SMS and heading up the Safety Office and its team of safety analysts and investigators, a role he has enjoyed for the last 4 years. Originally from the UK, Stephen has lived in Stockholm, Sweden for the last 14 years and prior to his current role was the Chief Investigator for SAS and also worked for European Aeronautical Group. Active within the STAR Alliance safety group and Vice-Chairman of the IATA Accident Classification Task Force he continues to pursue safety improvements across the industry worldwide. Although now “flying a desk” Stephen’s previous career was 11 years as a Navigator in the Royal Air Force, flying the Chinook helicopter in many operational environments and it was here that his interest in flight safety and human performance started. Outside of work he enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family and, having recently moved house, the traditional Swedish past-time of flat-pack furniture assembly.