John has 28 years of policing experience, in both operational and management roles, along with a background in aviation, commercial drone operations and an intimate understanding of the challenges in the counter drone space. John was the Senior Project Officer for the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Counter Drone Capability for the Commonwealth Games in 2018. This involved leading the analysis and testing of local and international products, capability development and implementation as well as developing and then documenting the policy and procedures. John went on to then develop and deliver training to QPS counter drone personnel. Prior to this, a counter drone capability has never been used in Australia or many other places in the world. John has an Executive Masters of Business Administration and is currently admitted to study a Masters in Terrorism and Security that will be completed in 2019. Post the Commonwealth Games, John established Counter Drone Solutions Pty Ltd a company that provides tested counter drone products, provides expert industry advice on counter drone detect, track and defeat solutions, and supports an end to end solution for clients in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
- Senior Project Officer – Counter Drone – Commonwealth Games,
- Aviation Security Manager – G20 Government Security Operation,
- Police officer with 28 years of operational and management experience,
- Commercial Pilot (Manned Aircraft)
- Commercial Drone Operator (CASA certified),
- CASA approved remote pilot licence training provider,
- Opening key note speaker at Countering Drone London in December 2017.
Thanks for your support and the rest of Tangent Link at the event. As a sponsor we felt valued and believed we made a valuable contribution to the conference delegates. The demonstration was a great way to show exhibitor’s products as well as giving a more comprehensive understanding of new concepts and systems. Well done team.
The networking opportunities were fantastic, well worth delegates and trade exhibitors. Static and Dynamic demonstrations were well organised and a highlight of the conference.
The conference went absolutely very well for us, it was interesting and useful. We enjoyed every moment, both of professional networking and the excellent atmosphere of communication between colleagues, the people who speak in the same ‘firefighting’ language. Your team is incredible.”
Once again the Tangent Link Team put on a premier event, offering fantastic information presentation and unparalleled networking opportunities for aerial firefighting.
One of the best industry specific events I have attended with key decision making persons in attendance.