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MEET THE TEAM

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Dr Dominic Walker - Chief Executive Officer 


Dominic has worked on new product introduction and commercialisation of new technology, primarily for the aviation market, for over 15 years. Before taking the role of CEO he led Aveillant’s Sales and Marketing team, during which time he oversaw the launch and early sales of Gamekeeper, one of the world’s first commercial drone detection radar systems.

Before joining Aveillant Dominic led the Airport Systems business at Northrop Grumman Park Air, where he launched the multiple-award winning Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) software suite. Prior to this he was the Product Development Director for QinetiQ Airport Technologies, leading the team that developed the Tarsier runway debris detection radar. He was Chairman of the EUROCAE Working Group on FOD detection technologies for 3 years, and is currently a member of the CANSO Strategy and Integration Standing Committee.

Dominic is a graduate of Christ’s College, Cambridge in Natural Sciences (Physics). He also holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from University College London and an MBA from Warwick Business School.


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Dr. Gordon Oswald - Chief Scientific Officer


Gordon leads scientific development for Aveillant. He joined the team after recognising that Holographic Radar™ could be developed and deployed to mitigate the effects of wind turbines on aviation.

A physicist with 40 years experience in radar system development and application, Gordon studied at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and joined Cambridge Consultants, progressing to lead Cambridge Consultants’ radar developments. His career has focused on the development and application of short range radar technology for Government and commercial users. Gordon’s vast experience has ranged from radar investigation of the Antarctic Ice Sheet through developing military instrumentation radars to creating collision sensors for the automotive industry.

In 2010, Gordon’s work on through-the-wall radar led to Cambridge Consultants’ Queen’s Award for Industry (Innovation). He was also Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies between 1995 and 1998. 


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Bob Wade - Operations Director


Bob has established operations, sourcing locations and designing facilities for Aveillant, he has also played a pivotal role in securing ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and 27001 plus other significant procedures.

With a solid background in operations, Bob has more than 20 years of comprehensive experience in driving revenue growth, profit margins and client acquisition. He worked for 10 years at Inca Digital Printers, establishing operations and directing 12 Managers with a £20 million budget. Bob moved to a new position as Operations Director role in MSI Defence Systems where he managed the introduction of ERP system, (IFS) specifically the introduction and development of processes, with a budget of £14 million.

Bob has received many professional qualifications including awards from the City & Guilds in 743 Quality Control/Statistical Analysis, a full technical certificate (HNC) in Mechanical & Production Engineering.


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Tim Quilter - Engineering Manager


Tim is a surveillance domain expert and leads the engineering team at Aveillant. He is responsible for all aspects of product development. Tim joined Aveillant in 2013, leading the development of the Holographic Radar from prototype through to product, putting in place a rigorous framework of engineering processes to support the first commercial deployment and safety case.

Previously Tim worked at ERA a.s. as Strategy Director where he was responsible for product management, systems engineering and marketing across ERAs range of civil and military surveillance products.

Tim is widely respected within the industry, he chairs EUROCAE WG-103 Independent Non-Cooperative Surveillance (INCS) and is active across the ATM and defence sectors particularly in the emerging fields of UAS Traffic Management (UTM) and drone detection.