Richard Poole is a Chartered Aeronautical Engineer who has had a successful career with BAe Systems that included experience of technical management on international collaborative programmes. He has acted as a primary technical interface with partner companies in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. His prime responsibilities involved the disciplines of research, feasibility study, proposal development and project management.
His engineering experience has been supported by his roles as flight test engineer on a number of aircraft programmes including Concorde, Hawk and Harrier, along with being an aerodynamicist and a fast jet flight test observer. He has given lectures on flight testing for AGARD, University of Tennessee and Cranfield University and taken part in design reviews for BAE SYSTEMS on the Joint Strike Fighter.
He has been awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society R P Alston Medal, is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering.