Profile

Peter Blokland (1957) studied military and aeronautical sciences at the Belgian Royal Military Academy and  is a former Belgian Air Force pilot, staff officer and aircraft accident investigator. He occupied flying duties on F-16 as a fighter pilot and also on Alpha-Jet and SF260M as a flying training instructor. Additionally he served as a training squadron Commanding Officer (CO). As a staff officer, he took up duties in Training Command and the Aviation Safety Directory. He finished his military career at NATO’s Allied Command Operations at SHAPE (BE) – where he was involved in nuclear surety and command & control. He always took pleasure in improving situations and performance by dedicated action, while sharing and passing on his knowledge and expertise. In 2008 he started a second career as an organisational and business coach, helping organisations, companies and teams to improve and excel. As an author, together with Prof. Genserik Reniers (TU Delft, KUL & UA), he bundled his experience and ideas on leadership and management in a book titled “Total Respect Management“. Since September 2014, Peter is employed at TU Delft as a PhD researcher working on a project of Netbeheer Nederland to find a proactive way to achieve safety in the gas distribution network industry in the Netherlands. His design to achieve this aim has been written down in the book “Safety & Performance”, published in 2017.