Captain Simon Nicholson

Chairman, NZ HIMS Advisory Group

Simon is an Airbus Captain with Air New Zealand based in Auckland. He is currently serving as the NZ HIMS Advisory Group Chairman. In this capacity, he is leading a collaborative approach working with the Unions, Companies and the Regulator in helping those members of the aviation community in New Zealand who suffer from the disease of addiction. Simon also works one on one as a peer support pilot, supporting the aircrew through diagnosis, recovery and the re-certification process and is himself a pilot in recovery, having recently reached 10 years of sobriety. Simon is supported by his wife and three boys and is currently living in Rotorua.

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