Dain is a former Head of Air Engineering Support at the UK’s Navy Command Headquarters. He has over 25 years’ experience leading complex operational aviation programs. Also a former Head of Engineering for the 846 Naval Air Squadron, Dain has significant expertise in Military Airworthiness Certification. Dain has held several additional roles including Aircraft Capability Manager, Project Manager –Advanced Helicopter Upgrade Program, Head of Aviation Department, Deputy Head of Engineering. Dain is Hawksland’s expert in Military Airworthiness Certification Project Management.


  • Head of Aviation
  • Military Airworthiness Certification
  • Programme Management
  • Project Management
  • Military MRO
  • Engineering Management


  • Royal Navy – Air Engineering
  • Royal Navy – Navy Command HQ
  • EU Training Team – Somalia
  • Royal Navy – 846 Naval Air Squadron
  • Royal Navy – Joint Helicopter Command
  • UN Operations
  • Royal Navy – HMS Illustrious


  • Chartered Engineer – UK Engineering Council
  • Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management (2014; Chartered Management Institute)
  • MA Defence & Strategic Studies (2013-14; Kings College, London)
  • MSc Engineering Management – Distinction (2004-05; University of Portsmouth)
  • BEng(Hons) Aeronautical Engineering (1993-96; RN Engineering College/University of Plymouth)


  • Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology