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Who are Altitude Angel?

Founded in December 2014 by Richard Parker, Altitude Angel is an aviation technology company which creates global-scale solutions to enable the safe integration and use of fully autonomous drones into global airspace.

Our purpose-built cloud platform supports both U-Space and UTM, and delivers market-leading services to drone operators, manufacturers and software developers. Our innovative solutions for ATM enable them to access a rich source of real-time airspace, environmental and regulatory data which is expertly customised to the specific operation.

Management Team

Richard Parker

Richard Parker

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As founder and CEO, Richard defines our vision to safely open the world’s skies to unmanned aviation.

Chris Forster

Chris Forster

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Chris leads the development and progress of Altitude Angel.

Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis

Chief Business Officer

Richard is responsible for developing the commercial side of the business, shaping our global strategy and bringing new platforms to market.

Pieter Knook

Pieter Knook

Chairman

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.

Rupert Benbrook

Rupert Benbrook

Chief Evangelist

Rupert is Chief Evangelist at Altitude Angel and responsible for inspiring and exciting customers and partners about how drones will positively transform their lives and businesses, enabled by safe and automated drone traffic management.

Phil Binks

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.

Simon Wynn-Mackenzie

Simon Wynn-Mackenzie

Head of Products

Simon has over 14 years’ experience in supporting and delivering software solutions to the public sector, FTSE 100s and SMEs. 

Stephen Farmer

Stephen Farmer

Head of Corporate Communications & Public Relations

As Head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Stephen oversees the media strategy for Altitude Angel.

Sandra Samuels

Sandra Samuels

Vice President of Engineering

Sandra has over 18 years’ software engineering and management experience across several industries including aviation, automotive and government.

David Walters

David Walters

Head of Strategic Programmes

With nearly a decade of operational experience behind him, David has passion for the UAV industry.  An expert in safety and innovation, his focus is enabling and unlocking the future of UTM.

Laura Davies

Laura Davies

HR Manager

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.

Jack Drinkwater

Jack Drinkwater

Senior Sales Executive (Innovation)

Jack manages sales within the innovation sector, which includes Drone Manufactures and Software Developers. Having already agreed partnerships with a number of business within the drone industry, Jack is ensuring organisations are supplied with Altitude Angel's world-leading airspace data and services.

Karim Cosslett

Karim Cosslett

Regional Sales & Partner Manager (EMEA North)

Karim has been an advocate of drone capability and the UAS industry for nearly a decade. He is responsible for delivering Altitude Angel's market-leading capabilities to organisations and agencies within the EMEA North region.

Olivier Quero

Olivier Quero

Regional Sales & Partner Manager (EMEA South)

Olivier has spent his career developing a comprehensive knowledge of advanced technology solutions at the threshold of innovation. Now working for Altitude Angel from his home in Madrid, Spain, he is focused on demonstrating how UTM can open industries to new services and enable the future of aviation. Olivier is fluent in French and Spanish.