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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.

Toby Potter

Toby Potter

Vice President of Sales & Partnerships

As Vice President, Sales & Partnerships, Toby leads our sales and partnerships programme.

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.

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.

Mike Gadd

Mike Gadd

Head of Regulatory Affairs

As Head of International Regulatory Affairs, Mike knows how the regulatory system and drones can meet the challenge together to perform routine BVLOS operations and for drones to be safely integrated into the airspace.

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.

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.

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.

Laura Davies

Talent Manager

Laura heads up our Talent Acquisition 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.