Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technology Officer
Dr Creagh has been working in the Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) field for 8 years. He has produced two novel guidance laws for space craft and spinning rockets, an adaptive control law for a hypersonic glider and a plethora of intelligent navigation algorithms. He has published on a variety of topics and was highlighted by Popular Science Magazine, ABC Television’s Catalyst and Aviation week for GNC work on the SCRAMSPACE 1 hypersonic flight experiment. Michael was recently awarded ‘Science Champion 2014’ by the Queensland State Government for innovations in navigation systems.
Chief Business Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Adrian Dudok has worked for several years in commercial aviation as an Avionics Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Business majoring in Aircraft Maintenance Management after deciding to diversify his interests within aviation. Adrian brings to Skyborne his extensive knowledge and experience of aircraft maintenance and CASA Regulations to develop and implement business strategies to commercialise their business model.
Head of Operations
Jane is a mechanical and aerospace graduate of UQ, and has competed in UAV challenges such as the Australian Youth Aerospace Association's ASAP, where the team's surveillance UAV won. She also has experience with aircraft maintenance and has worked on wind tunnel design and test data acquisition for Skyborne. Jane manages the aerial media operations of Skyborne.
Glen has had over 25 years’ experience delivering strategic leadership, general business management, and professional services both domestically and internationally. Glen has really helped us focus our business model and strategy. We look forward to his valued advice.
Leon has a proven track record of winning new clients and growing existing ones. Coming from a strategy and sales background, Leon is an ideas man with an unorthodox approach to business and life in general. Leon brings a unique view to Skyborne.
Gary has a wealth of experience in senior executive and commercialisation roles for a major research institute based in Australia. We're excited and fortunate for the opportunity to have him guide us!
Jeffrey is a PhD student at QUT in the Centre of Excellence in Robotic Vision. He is working on a collaborative project with Skyborne and RoadTek to produce novel positioning and control systems in GPS and magnetometre-denied environments (as is often experienced under bridges). Jeffrey was part of the Australian Youth Aerospace Association.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Tim has over 20 years experience in commercial aviation as a Mechanical Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. He is also a certified RPAS Pilot and has extensive experience with building, modifying and flying remotely controlled craft. Tim brings to Skyborne his test piloting skills, extensive knowledge and experience in aircraft maintenance, CASA regulation knowledge and training and assessing qualifications. Tim is passionate about the role and potential of drone technology to enhance the human experience.
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineer
Paul has over 20 years engineering experience in the aerospace, automotive, food and medical industry. Has published and presented at numerous international and national conferences pertaining to sustainment of aerospace platforms. He has a passion for those “it cannot be done” engineering issues and is a registered Boeing patent inventor.
Igor has been working in the field of Aerospace electronics for 5 years and general electronics design for 10 years. Most notably, he has developed the instrumentation, power management, and the overall electrical and electronics design of the SCRAMSPACE I experimental hypersonic vehicle. In addition, Igor has developed a number of prototypes of inertial navigation systems, one of which has been flight proven on a real hypersonic vehicle.
The Engineering Team
Zach is a UQ undergraduate studying an integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering degree, specialising in the mechanical and aerospace field. He is currently completing his semester-long Masters Placement Project by designing, manufacturing and testing an aircraft propeller testing rig capable of simulating an angle of attack within a wind tunnel and measuring the thrust output.
Josh graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering in 2017. He has experience in both the design and manufacturing aspects of engineering, having designed components to aid in the operation of UQ’s hypersonics facility, as well as designing and manufacturing a unique writing desk, various motorcycle components and other hobby projects such as a potato cannon. Josh started out at Skyborne as a work placement student, designing and manufacturing a prototype cane toad eradication vehicle. He is now employed as the mechanical engineer on the Cerberus GL project.