Corporate Partner Briefing: Delivering ISR Capabilities and Services Worldwide

8 February 2017

Royal Aeronautical Society HQ

Corporate Partner Event

Attendance at this Corporate Partner Briefing is strictly exclusive to Royal Aeronautical Society Corporate Partners.

This briefing will cover the market place and ISR needs for manned and unmanned aircraft; Thales capabilities from sensors to systems, security to airspace certification/integration to managed services and a view on future market and customer trends in civil, homeland security and defence applications.


16.30 hrs Registration and refreshments
17.00 hrs Briefing and discussion
18.00 hrs Reception
19.00 hrs Close


Speaker Details

Matt Avison, ISR Sales Director, Thales UK

Matt Avison, ThalesMatt is responsible for directing the sales team to create opportunities and conduct successful capture to generate order intake and revenue for UK ISR business including ISR offerings from other CBUs; he is individually responsible for capture of CROWSNEST.

Matt was Born in West Yorkshire and educated at Bradford Grammar School. After a series of sales roles, in 1986 he joined the Royal Navy to fly helicopters as an officer. He enjoyed 26 years in the Navy during which he deployed in support of operations for the Cold War, Gulf War 1, the conflict in the former Republic of Yugoslavia, counter-piracy and counter-narcotics operations in the Indian Ocean and finally he commanded the RN Sea King Force including in Afghanistan.

He was awarded an OBE in 2011 for leadership in Afghanistan and UK Search and Rescue.

Following a procurement role in MOD Whitehall, he joined Thales in 2012 as Head of Sales for the ISR sector. He has since been promoted to the role of ISR Sales Director.

To register

Attendance at Corporate Partner Briefings is a complimentary benefit of RAeS Corporate membership. To register you must be employed by a company or an organisation that is a Corporate Partner of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Royal Aeronautical Society

Royal Aeronautical Society HQ

No.4 Hamilton Place

Hotel Accommodation

If you require hotel accommodation, we suggest you take advantage of preferential rates offered to RAeS delegates at the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel.

Alternatively, please click here for details of other hotels close to the venue.

For more information contact:

Gail Ward, Corporate & Society Events Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1491 629 912