Who are Altitude Angel?

We’re an aviation technology company delivering solutions which unlock the potential of unmanned aircraft to routinely fly in airspace all over the world.

Founded in December 2014 by Richard Parker, we create global-scale solutions to enable the safe integration and use of fully automated drones into global airspace.

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Richard Parker CEO

Richard Parker

CEO and Founder

Richard created the company in 2014 with a singular vision; integrate drones into the airspace, safely, using cloud technology.

Chris Forster COO

Chris Forster

Chief Operating Officer

A former Senior Manager at Microsoft with a Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Cybernetics, Chris has worked in the technology industry for 15 years.

Peter Knook Chariman

Pieter Knook


Pieter is vastly experienced in commercial technology. He was Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications at Microsoft Corporation, responsible for all Microsoft’s worldwide relationships within the communications sector.

Phil Binks Head of ATM

Phil Binks

Head of Air Traffic Management

As Head of ATM, Phil’s knowledge of ATM procedures, airspace and insight allows us to help define how drones can be integrated safely into a manned aviation environment.

Laura Davies Head of People

Laura Davies

Head of People

Laura heads up our HR department here at Altitude Angel. Laura joins us with a background in technology recruitment and is responsible for finding the best, most talented and most passionate people to join our ever-growing team and keeping them happy when they get here.

Paul deHaan

Paul deHaan

Managing Director (NL)

A former international CEO with commercial and operational experience across the aviation industry, having worked all over the world Paul heads up Altitude Angel's European Headquarters in Amsterdam.

Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis

VP Flight Infrastructure

Scott is a senior leader with 30+ years in the tech and telecoms industries. He specialises in driving growth through motivational leadership and strategic development. Joining Altitude Angel in September 2023, he brings experience in offering managed cloud SaaS solutions to global tier 1 service providers.

Stephen Farmer Head of Communications and PR

Stephen Farmer

Head of Corporate Communications & Public Relations

With over two decades experience working across a broad range of industries and media, Stephen is accomplished in public relations, crisis management, publicity, brand management and promotion. He began his career in PR working as a publicist in the music industry after which he held public relations roles for organisations including The O2 and the BBC before joining Altitude Angel in early 2019. Since joining the business, he has raised Altitude Angel’s profile across the globe - primarily with airports, ANSPs, and civil aviation authorities.

Alan Powell

Alan Powell

Head of Customer Success

Alan is our Head of Customer Success with over a decade of experience dedicated to building long-lasting relationships and a successful track record of helping customers achieve their goals.

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Christian Struwe

VP Government, Regulatory & Industry Affairs

Christian heads Altitude Angel's global engagement with government agencies, regulatory bodies, and industry stakeholders. With extensive aviation policy experience, including roles at Volocopter and DJI, he shapes strategies in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM) landscapes.

Cosima Wagner Marketing Manager

Cosima Wagner

Marketing Manager

Leading the Marketing department at Altitude Angel, Cosima has a wealth of marketing experience across multiple industries. She has headed up teams in large global IT services organisations and implemented and expanded marketing functions within growing SMEs.

Craig Wilson Head of Delivery

Craig Wilson

Head of Delivery

With a career history in aviation and communications delivery, Craig heads up our delivery team which is responsible for the project management and deployment of new solutions.

Simon Wynn-Mackenzie Vice President Product

Simon Wynn-Mackenzie

Vice President - Product

Simon joined in 2017 and his first mission was to manage and deliver Operation Zenith. He has extensive industry expertise in managing complex software delivery programmes.

Would you like to Join the team?

Are you ready for a new challenge? We’re always looking for the best people to join our team and make a difference. Working for us will give you the opportunities to learn and develop your career.

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