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Emersons Green
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Gareth Vaughan - Osprey Consulting

Gareth Vaughan

Delivery Director

As Delivery Director for Osprey CSL, a Science Group company, Gareth brings with him a wealth of senior leadership experience gained in technical and business management roles for a range of defence, aerospace and civil transport businesses. His last two roles were managing director at Techmodal Ltd, a Bristol based, data science consultancy (now a part of BAE Systems) and Overwatch Aerospace, a military UAV start up where he managed their business scale up adding a product development teams and process to a rapidly expanding business.

Gareth’s focus at Osprey CSL will be to optimise the business, setting it up for the next stage of growth in a way that maintains and enhances its identity, values and ethos. His objective is to build on the consultancy’s longstanding reputation for excellence facilitating safety, security, and sustainability in aviation.

Gareth will also lead sister company, TP Group’s Air domain, identifying and developing opportunities to apply technical expertise from both businesses to break new ground in the aerospace and aviation markets.

There is a high level of synergy between Osprey CSL and TP Group, both are at a pivotal stage of development with opportunities to grow and extend their operations. Gareth’s experience, knowledge and leadership will be vital in delivering high levels of service while increasing capacity and making inroads to new domains. He will also leverage specialist skills from the wider network of Science Group companies to meet customers’ specific technical and advisory needs.

Steve Elks - Osprey Consulting

Steve Elks

Air Traffic Management Systems Team Leader

Steve is a highly experienced Aviation Consultant and Chartered Engineer with an exceptionally strong and proven record in developing and delivering complex projects, requirements capture and safety assurance across a myriad of Air Traffic Management (ATM) equipment and processes.

With over 26 years aviation engineering experience, Steve has the comprehensive knowledge and practical experience required to apply the very latest safety processes and lead complex technical ATM and Communications, Navigation and Surveillance programmes for both Military and Civil clients.

A former Air Traffic Controller in the Royal Air Force, Steve has been with Osprey since 2011.  He is the ATM Systems Team Leader and Quality Manager for Osprey.

Mark Wakeman - Osprey Consulting

Mark Wakeman

Airports and Airspace Team Leader

Mark joined Osprey in June 2017 and after a period as Principal Consultant, he was promoted to the Osprey Board in 2018 as the Operations Director. He became Chief Operating Officer in 2021 and is now the Team Leader of the Airport and Airspace Team.

Prior to joining Osprey Mark completed a 6-year tenure with the Civil Aviation Authority as a Technical Airspace Regulator. He also gained extensive consulting experience working in the health sector implementing lean processes and methodologies to help transform operational processes.

Mark also completed a 28-year career in the Royal Air Force as a fast-jet navigator and Qualified Weapons Instructor. He has extensive experience in flying operations, instructional roles, synthetic and collective training, and the management and analysis of aircraft and complex weapon systems trials.

Joe McKenna - Osprey Consulting

Joe McKenna

Platforms and Air Systems Team Leader

Joe spent 16 years in the Royal Air Force as an Aerosystems Engineering Officer working with fast jet, transport, and surveillance aircraft, specialising in military-registered civil-operated platforms.  For the last 6 years, Joe has been an air safety and airworthiness consultant supporting numerous air platforms in the Defence Air Environment.

As an aerospace safety consultant, Joe undertook independent safety auditor activities for Typhoon, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and P-8A Poseidon.  He also supported the UK Military Flying Training System to bring the new fixed-wing training aircraft into service including the establishment of the Prefect TMk1 in-service support team.  More recently, Joe provided safety support to the Puma2 & Gazelle Delivery Team by producing the Gazelle AH Mk1 risk-to-life safety artefacts.

Joe has also recently completed an MSc in Safety and Risk Leadership and will be leading an Air System Safety Case tasking into AirCap for a surveillance aircraft and further developing the Osprey Space safety offering.

Liam Clarke - Osprey Consulting

Liam Clarke

Instrument Flight Procedure Design Team Leader

Liam is an approved IFP Designer and completed both his initial and advanced IFP Design training with the Air Navigation Institute in Switzerland. He is trained in the design of non-precision and precision instrument flight procedures including ILS, MLS, GBAS, PBN 3D (LPV, LPV200, LNAV-VNAV and RNP APCH). Liam is the IFP Team Leader.

Prior to joining Osprey, Liam completed a 22-year career with the Royal Air Force as a Flight Operations Manager, he was then a founding member of the IFP Design Team at Cyrrus Limited. During his career, he has worked with numerous civil and military airports all over the world. Liam is responsible for the whole ‘production line’ in the creation of a new procedure from the initial site visit and data capture, through the HAZID and design process with IFP WP coding and the production of a flight validation plan (including ARINC 424 Database Coding) to ultimately liaise with relevant AIS to ensure accurate and timely publication.

Liam has published procedures in the IAIP’s of Ireland and the UK in addition to actively flown IFP’s around the world ranging from ice Runway approaches in Antarctica to ILS approaches in the Middle East.

I have been exceptionally pleased with the manner that Osprey have supported the Operator Training Delivery.  The response to requests for support particularly with a programme which has fluid timelines and often required last minute changes or short notice requests were well received.  Furthermore, on every occasion Simon Kirby was professional, flexible and accommodating ensuring we were able to meet key milestones particularly with the quick completion of the Training Reports.  Moreover, the feedback from our customers was excellent and we always received highly positive feedback on the delivery of the training.

NATS

NATS

At short notice Osprey picked up and delivered, to the CAA, an extremely well researched piece of UAS analysis with a number of recommendations that we can take forward into delivery. The work is high risk and will inform political decision making in the UK and set a precedent across the world. The work they have delivered to date has met the agreed scope and quality. They have delivered to the timeframe and within the cost agreed without the need to direct or oversee the detail, which was extremely important especially when one of the reasons for the commercial arrangement with Osprey was due to internal resource constraints. The review and report they have completed will feed directly into UK Government policy as well as influence European and International policy direction for RPAS.

Civil Aviation Authority

Many thanks to the Osprey team for developing and delivering the recent ATM Safety Awareness and ATM Safety Practitioners courses for Cobham.  The feedback from my team has been extremely positive.  Everyone enjoyed the training and felt that they could apply the learning across many of our current programmes.  The extensive ATM & Safety experience and expertise of the Osprey course tutors was very apparent, which contributed to the overall success of the training.

Quality & Safety Manager, Cobham

Osprey’s expertise and specialist support have allowed Defence Equipment & Support to develop with confidence the equipment safety and airworthiness framework for the introduction of the A400M to service with the Royal Air Force. At a critical time in the aircraft’s life cycle, Osprey provided a principal consultant to cover the responsibilities of the Safety Manager and dedicated support to develop the Platform Safety Assessment.

The A400M PT has relied heavily on the professional commitment and specialist knowledge of Osprey consultants to develop and implement a credible Safety Management System and to mentor full-time members of staff joining the Project Team to positions where they are competent to hold a Letter of Airworthiness Authority. Consistently, Osprey has added significant value to the A400M Project and has a key part in the governance and assurance of A400M equipment safety and airworthiness.

A400M Safety Manager, DE&S, MOD

Osprey’s detailed evaluation of Gatwick’s ATC assets highlighted their unique ability to deliver a complex requirement within a challenging timeline.  Osprey demonstrated a high level of competence and experience that clearly demonstrated their understanding of the technical landscape and the strategic needs of our airport.  Their professional and collaborative approach ensured they worked closely with all key stakeholders to deliver the intended outcomes of the study on time and on budget. We were particularly impressed by their ability to flex their resources to meet our priorities.  I have no hesitation in recommending Osprey for future aviation projects of this nature.

 

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport

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