AACE was founded by Rick Hussey in 1997 to provide system safety engineering, specialist airworthiness, logistics and operational assurance support to its customers. Building on these capabilities, AACE has achieved continual and steady growth to become one of the major support contractors to an ever-increasing client base of MOD Delivery Teams and Industry companies, across different sectors and domains.
Today, AACE is still owned and run by the Hussey family. We continue to promote the values on which AACE was founded, delivering excellence to our customers whilst fostering a strong team ethos amongst our employees and associates. AACE places great value on every individual within its team, utilising their different and unique expertise to deliver the high quality, bespoke services that we are proud to deliver to our customers.
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Meet some of the AACE Team below
Lynette HusseyLearn more
Lynette studied Psychology and Politics at the University of Bath before moving on to postgraduate study of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the University of Oxford, culminating in qualification as a Counsellor. During her studies, Lynette developed a particular interest in Business Psychology, combining an understanding of the science of human behaviour with experience of the workplace in order to attain effective and sustainable performance for both individuals and organisations. The application of this training has been most beneficial to her work with AACE and has led to an ongoing appreciation of institutional dynamics and the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Lynette has experience of working in all areas of the business since joining AACE in 2012, leading to a depth of knowledge and understanding of how the company operates. She has held a position on the Senior Leadership Team since its inception in 2014 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2016, where she has played a crucial role in determining the strategic direction of the company. As the daughter of AACE founder and owner Rick Hussey, she is highly motivated to promote the heritage of the company and to ensure it continues to represent the Hussey family and their values of delivering excellence to their customers whilst fostering a strong team ethos amongst their employees and associates.
Eion BaileyLearn more
Business Development Director
Eion Bailey joined AACE in September 2016, following a 34 year career in Rolls-Royce. He held senior positions in strategy and business development in international markets with responsibility for implementing strategic plans, developing key relationships and securing innovative new business. He was a board member of the ADS Export Focus Group and the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce.
Eion is a Director on the AACE Group board where he leads all aspects of strategy and business development. This spans across the CRM portfolio from marketing, partnerships and winning new business in Defence and Industrial sectors. He has successfully secured business and developed relationships in these areas and has a unique experience and perspective having worked for a large corporate company, SME’s and as a consultant.
Matt LavertonLearn more
Matt Laverton joined AACE in 2009 following a 31 year career in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer branch of Army Aviation, specialising in aircraft engineering, technical support services and project management. He has substantial in-service and project team experience of rotary-wing platforms and ground mission support systems. More recently supporting the Chinook Project Team across various programmes and working closely with their industry partner to adhere to approved support solutions.
Whilst retaining his engineering and support background he now fulfils the role of AACE Commercial Director, utilising his wealth of technical and project management experience in support of business growth and development. Matt is currently studying to attain IACCM Practitioner status.
Ron OusbyLearn more
Ron Ousby joined AACE as the Principal Safety Consultant in September 2015 after a 32-year Royal Air Force career as an Aerosystems engineering officer working in UK and overseas. He spent most of his early career working with fast jets and complex weapon systems and worked in Defence Intelligence, aircraft depth maintenance and strategic fleet management roles before his first tour at, what is now the, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) HQ at MOD Abbey Wood. He followed that with roles managing complex weapon integration and large aircraft operations before focusing on systems safety and airworthiness. This ranged from training delivery to type certification and an extended period as the MOD’s airworthiness regulator within the Military Aviation Authority as it was established. He also produced policy and led the Army’s first Capability Management team for UK Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search capability.
On joining AACE, Ron was the Principal Safety Consultant seeking to further develop the complex system safety offering from AACE. He provided safety support to MOD’s Merlin and Puma teams, and was the Chief Engineer for the Sentry Capability Sustainment Programme in its early stages. More widely, he has supported the development of the new AACE Group business model and continued to provide assurance of safety, airworthiness and compliance deliverables. From March 2015, Ron became the Operations Director for the AACE Group and is now responsible for delivering the outputs from AACE and Allyance to meet the customers’ requirements, whilst supporting the development of new business and attracting new Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel to support the AACE group growth aspirations. He is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Chartered Management Institute.
Ian TaylorLearn more
Operations Manager & Chief Engineer
Ian Taylor joined AACE in 2007 following a 25 year career in the Royal Air Force specialising in aircraft airworthiness, integrity management and logistic support. He has substantial experience of large, training, maritime and rotary-wing aircraft, including multinational programmes, working closely with industry to enhance systems performance.
Ian has used this extensively throughout the design and in-service phases to write policy for the management of maintenance and develop operational support arrangements for many different air platforms. Ian has been a Chartered Engineer since 1996 and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Janice MalschukLearn more
Business Support Manager
Janice Malschuk joined AACE in 2014 following a 17 year career in IT project management and 9 years running her own event management company. She has substantial experience in Business Management & Support, Finance, Security, Office Management, Event Management as well as IT systems & project management. Having worked in a variety of industries from FMCG to national charities and SMEs on many different large-scale projects Janice has a wealth of business experience.
Whilst retaining her business management background Janice now fulfils the role of AACE Business Support Manager, utilising her wealth of business administration, finance and management experience to support the day to day running of the business whilst playing a key part in its future growth.
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