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Craig Lippett


Originally a military Air Traffic Controller with an instructor and examiner background, Craig established Resource Group Unmanned Aviation Services in 2011.  After project managing the award of National Qualified Entity (NQE) status and introduction of the hugely successful RPQ-s Remote Pilot training programme in 2013 he moved into services becoming Operations Director for Skycap, a leading UK UAS service delivery company.  A qualified Remote Pilot with experience on many types, he has considerable experience in UAS Training, Operations, Safety Management and Regulations, is passionate about the promotion of drone safety and is currently an independent consultant to the UK and International UAS sector.


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Adam Bailey

Vice Chairman

Adam is a qualified building surveyor and is an Associate of RICS as well as having a background as a photographer, He set up Kingfisher APS in late 2013 and having gained CAA permissions, started trading in January 2014. Adam works primarily in congested areas around the UK including central London and Leeds City Centre and has worked alongside large surveying firms and organisations such as DTZ and Amicus Horizon as well as smaller enterprises. Adam has also been strongly involved in ARPAS-UK and is one of the founding Directors.

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Jake Sugden


A long term  photographer, Jake received his Permission for Commercial Operations in 2014. He saw the burgeoning industry as an opportunity to get his camera into ‘interesting places’. Jake has had a career in submarines, the city and now spends his time on many varied assignments from commercial property to superyachts. He has recently been appointed to be photographer to TRHs the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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Elliott Corke

Policy and Compliance

Elliott started HexCam in 2012 and operates commercially, specialising in environmental and agricultural projects. In 2013 he branched out into flight training and is now a director of The Aerial Academy and trainer and examiner for Whispercam. With his teaching background, Elliott is passionate about educating the public and end-users about the benefits of drone technology.

Sue Wolfe - Business Development

Sue Wolfe

Business Development

Sue, a Chartered Engineer, has worked in the RPAS industry for over 13 years, and currently works for ARPAS-UK as Project Manager for Project AIRSTART.  She is also Director of Wolfe Solutions, a technology consulting company.  Previously, Sue worked in Welsh Government and later with Callen-Lenz, a private RPAS operator.   She was responsible for the development of the ParcAberporth UAS Centre in West Wales for several years, and has been involved in a range of major UAS collaborative R&D programmes, from both public and private sector perspectives.  In her earlier career, Sue led a multinational team in the communications industry.   Sue is one of the founder directors of ARPAS-UK.


Zoe Burnet


Zoe has an economics background and has worked for over 15 years in leadership roles in Banking and Financial Services.  Her experience of programme management, engagement with regulators, market data providers and service providers will be invaluable in managing the financials  as well as making sure we maximise funding and benefits of the AIRSTART project for members.

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Bev Richards

PR and Marketing

Beverley is the Public Relations and Marketing officer for ARPAS-UK. As Operations Director of Skycam Wales Bev understands the challenges faced by UAS operators. She is passionate about promoting the industry and the use of qualified, professional operators.


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Paul Rigby


Paul has spent 10 years in NATS in both operations and engineering at London Area Control Centre. Paul is the MD of and has recently worked on achieving permissions to fly in congested areas of London for a number of feature films and flown commercially in the Gambia. He is an EngTech member of the RAeS and if that wasn’t enough aviation in his life, he is also a qualified skydiver.

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Ted Runciman

General Member

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Bryan Stanislas

Membership Officer

Bryan Stanislas M.M.Inst.V, Q.D.J.M has joined the ARPAS-UK Executive team in the role of Membership Officer. Bryan has a diverse background in image capture solutions spanning the last 25 years working in the broadcast TV, movie and corporate industries, specialising in marine and aerial sectors. He brings with him a vast wealth of experience and knowledge for real world imaging processes gained from not just the film and TV industry but also through running his own production company, H2O Films Limited, based in Hampshire, England which specialises in marine based subsurface and aerial filming for broadcast and feature films.

Bryan has a great understanding of membership organisations with experience as an Executive of the Institute of Videography where he took charge of Training, Development and the Assessment Co-ordination of members as well as others over the years.

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