David Hayes is Senior Advisor, UK and European Export Controls to the Trusted Trade Alliance and Director and Co-Owner of David Hayes Export Controls, the UK-based consultancy. He has many years experience in export controls, from the varied perspectives of regulator, head of compliance for global companies and now as an independent consultant. After leaving the UK DTI Export Control Organization in 1999 he joined TRW Aeronautical Systems (later Goodrich) where he was responsible for export compliance globally. In 2003 he moved to the Rolls-Royce Group, as Corporate Head of Export Controls. He worked regularly with the Rolls-Royce Main Board and was instrumental in establishing the Board Exports Committee to improve governance in this high-risk area.
Since 2007, David has provided services to a rapidly expanding international client base, ranging in size from small businesses to global multi-nationals and encompassing very diverse industries and technologies. David is a widely recognized expert in his field and a regular speaker at national and international export control events, as well as a regular contributor to professional publications. He was also the UK export control subject matter expert for US Consultants Booz Allen Hamilton Inc on the Transatlantic Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP) Phase II. In addition, he is a guest lecturer on MSc programs run by Nottingham and Southampton Universities.
David is involved in many export control fora, both nationally and internationally and has regularly given evidence to UK Parliamentary Select Committees on export control issues. David is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a qualified pilot of both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. He also spent several years as an Intelligence Officer in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, specializing in air defense and electronic warfare.