Sion Roberts is the CEO of EEI and founded in 2014 after 22 years in the Royal Air Force. Sion started his flying career as a Weapons Systems Operator on the venerable Nimrod MR2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft before moving to the USA to operate the MQ9 Reaper as an operator and later with the USAF as an instructor.
Starting 2019 as EEI’s Chief Strategy Officer, Alex brings over 7yrs MQ-9 Reaper experience amassing in excess of 2000hrs operating and instruction, becoming one of only two Reaper Qualified Weapons Instructors now available in Industry. In addition, he spent time in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test and Evaluation Squadron working closely with Industry to deliver UAS trials. Alex is passionate about the future of Unmanned Aviation, and instructing those who aspire operate within the sector.
Dom starts 2019 as the new Chief Operations Officer at EEI bringing experience gained from his 2000 operational hours on MQ-9 Reaper. As one of only two MQ-9 Qualified Weapons Instructors available in industry he brings in-depth expertise in BVLOS UAS operations specialising in planning, executing and leading within the tactical, operational and strategic domains. With a proven instructional pedigree, he welcomes the challenge of building upon the impressive foundations already laid within EEI and RUSTA.
Air Marshal Sir Chris Harper joined the Royal Air Force in 1976 as a single-seat fast jet pilot. Having commanded at all levels, his last appointments saw him serving as the United Kingdom’s Military Representative to NATO and the EU, and then as Director General of the NATO International Military Staff in Brussels. Sir Chris is a Chartered Manager and Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, a member of the Institute of Directors, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council of the United States, and a trustee of the Air League. Sir Chris has been a senior advisor for Eagle Eye Innovations since August 2018.
Mike spent 18 years as a pilot in the Royal Air Force where he flew Vulcan bombers and commanded a flying training squadron. He joined British Aerospace as a Business Director in 1991 and moved to GKN Defence in 1993. Following the acquisition of GKN Defence by Alvis Vehicles in 1998, Mike, as Product Support Director re-organised the Product Support Department to meet the demands of the MOD and a wider overseas customer base. He left Alvis to join Serco Defence in November 2000 as a Project Director and moved to Oman in 2004, as Managing Director of Serco-Muscat Ltd, having won the contract to design and build a Technical College for the Oman MOD. Mike is the Business Development Executive to Eagle Eye Innovations.
Dez brings almost 25 years ISTAR knowledge to the team, as a multi-disciplined Intelligence analyst with a proven history supporting the most demanding of customers. His experience covers intimate tactical support through to government pan departmental work, while also seasoned at training local forces in high threat environments. His final tour was as a Trials Management Officer focused on Unmanned Air System (UAS) capability expansion including small UAS, Project Protector and High-Altitude Pseudo Satellites.