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Expert in Dynamic Targeting, Information Fusion, UAV Operations and CONOPs, Bid Management in the UK.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 23 years of military aviation experience, including 2500hours fast-jet and over four-years in test and evaluation of Unmanned Air Vehicles on behalf of a leading western air force. He has led teams and delivered operational excellence as a senior air force officer (including leading and delivery of a significant change management process in an operational theatre which delivered a 300% increase in military effect and recognition by NATO with the award of the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding leadership). Latterly he has worked as a senior programme manager and business development executive for a leading military aviation firm (FTSE Top 100) achieving similar success and recognition. He has been awarded a national award for his achievments and is recognised as a Master Air Navigator by the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators for his work in the domain of Unmanned Air Vehicles.

military aircraft


military defense system


remotely piloted vehicle


unmanned air vehicle


unmanned aircraft


business development


business strategy


strategic market planning


strategic partnering


project management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2009   MBA   Innovation, Strategy and Business Finance   OU   Distinction
1987   BSc (Hons)   Engineering Geology   QMC, London University   2:1, Kier International Award

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to 2011


BAE Systems


Information Platforms & Services


Head of Future Capability


Expert's roles included Internal Consulting as BAES developed it's UAV expertise, leading operations teams in various countries to deliver UAS capability to several customers, leading Capture and Bid teams, and acting as an Operational Analysts in support of other teams. He was also part of the team which developed the BAES UAS Marketing and Product development Strategy and facilitated events across the company in response to the UK Strategic Defence Review.

2005 to 2008


Royal Air Force, United Kingdom


Air Warfare Centre


Wing Commander, Commanding Officer RAF UAV Test & Evaluation Squadron


Expert set up the RAF UAV Test structure and was part of the acquisition team for the UK REAPER force. His roles included recruitment and establishment of the Squadron and it's methodologies and terms of reference, co-ordination of the teams sections across several countries and programmes, and co-ordination of the teams actvities with the UK MoD's acquisition policy. In his final year he deployed to Afghanistan where he was Chief of Dynamic Targets, leading an acclaimed International team in Time Sensitive Targeting activities on behalf of Commander ISAF, for which he was awarded the NATO Meritorious Service Medal

1987 to 2004


Royal Air Force, United Kingdom


Various roles across the UK Tornado Force


Weapons Instructor and Flight Commander


Expert qualified as a Tornado navigator in 1991 and left the front-line in 2004 as the Deputy Commander of II(AC) Squadron based at RAF Marham, having amassed 2500 hours on the type and participated in several operational tours in the air-to-ground role. He was pivotal as part fo the test team which developed and delivered the upgraded Tornado GR4 to the front-line (awarded the MBE for these services) and acted as Staff Officer weapons in Headquarters 1 Group 2000-2002, overseeing the introduction to service of several new weapons capabilities during his tenure.

Career Accomplishments:

Fellow of the Chartered Managment Institute (FCMI)


PRINCE 2 Project Management Practitioner


MSM - NATO Meritorious Service Medal MBE - Member of the British Empire MAN - Master Air Navigator

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to 2009   MoD   Tornado Navigator   various roles but included Staff Officer in Acquisition and Concept Development

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has facilitated two major Requirements Workshops with the UK MoD Customer, acting as designer, co-ordinator, lead facilitator and briefer on the workshop, and consultant for initiating and pushing through the ensuing customer required changes to a major UK defence programme.
  • Expert acts as the co-ordinating authority for Product Development and Design forums, initiating changes as required by Market Analysis using a methodology he has designed and which is now utilised cross-programme in BAES UAV programmes.
  • BAES OUAS Innovations Workshop - Enhanced the value of a BAES UK Bid for OUAS resulting in the win of a UK UAV System development contract in 2010.
  • Competitor Analysis - He has designed an innovative Competitor Analysis methodology which is now used widely across BAES and is being rolled out into partnership bids for major European programmes.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2008 to 2008   Afghanistan   Chief of Dynamic targets, ISAF. responsible directly to Commander ISAF (US 4* General) for the legal and effective delivery of all Offensive Targeting Operations in-country.
2010 to 2010   Saudi Arabia   Led a BAES Delivery Team flying UAVs on behalf of Saudi Authorities, as team manager, customer-facing role, and as UAV-Commander

Market Research:
Expert has over 2 years experience in the aviation and defence industry and combined with an excellent MBA his knowledge of the UK & European Defence Industry, the players, the structures, and above all the processes, is comprehensive.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has been 'Cleared to Instruct' RAF Tornado Intsructor on the Conversion Unit 1995-98. RAF Weapons Instructor 1994-2004, delivering advanced training to RAF flyers on weapons delivery and techniques. Developed the UK Tornado GR4 'Differences' Course and ran the first 2 such courses for the front-line. Developed the UK Tornado GR4 'Night-Vision Goggle' EO Syllabus and 'trained the trainers' on the front-line. Developed the ISAF Dynamic targeting Shift Leaders Course and ran the inuagural course. Developed the BAES HERTi deployed UAS Operators Course.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has supported partnering and supplier discussions for BAES across several bids.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has acted as a facilitator at strategy delivery events across BAES and with the customer on requirements workshops for a number of programmes, significantly UK UCAS, Scavenger OUAS, MANTIS, HERTi.


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