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Daniel Gray BSc(hons) MSc MIET

Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia

+61(0)421 795 873






Creative Innovative Technical Leader Team-Builder

Aerospace Aviation Engineering • Projects • Safety Risk.


MSc Aerospace Systems

       Kingston University

BSc(hons) Computer Science

       Heriot-Watt University

RAF Aerosystems Course

       Royal Air Force Air Warfare Center

Safety Assessment of Aircraft Systems

       RW Cherry Associates / Cranfield University

Air Accident Investigation Board Presidents Course

       United States Air Force Safety Centre

Post Crash Management

       Military Aviation Authority

Practical Application of Safety Management Systems

       Baines Simmons

Safety Managements System Auditor

       Baines Simmons

ISO9001 QMS lead auditor

       British Standards Institute

Royal Air Force Flight Authoriser Course

       RAF Safety Centre

UK CAA Crew Resource Management



2016 New Year’s Honours List

       Deputy-Commander in Chief Ops Commendation

       (Safety & Project Support)

2014 New Year’s Honours List

       Air Officer Commanding Commendation

       (Safety & Project Support)


An adaptable and versatile pilot, experienced in leadership, team-building, project delivery, safety management systems, aerospace systems, airworthiness assessment, surveillance operations and information integration.


Demonstrated success in:


           Technical analysis

           Solution generation

           Relationship building

           Project management

           Safety engineering

           Risk analysis and reduction techniques

           Communicating with senior leaders and government

           Leading, motivating and training diverse teams

           Search and Rescue operations

           Maritime and overland surveillance operations

           Counter-Terror operations

           Specialist military operations

           Operating in demanding conditions


 I am a forward-thinking manager, skilled at working and engaging across organisational and national boundaries managing complex projects towards successful outcomes. I bring practical experience backed by professional recognition and reputation. As a proven leader, I bring extensive experience in managing and training diverse teams under demanding circumstances to high standards.

"Presents complex material and arguments convincingly and with clear authority."

"Outstanding work ethic and commitment."

"Tirelessly worked through even the most complex of issues."

"Exceptionally high quality research and thought."

"Proven ability to undertake deep, technical analysis in safety and airworthiness fields."

"Vast array of skills and competencies, especially in aviation-based risk management and hazard analysis."

“Comfortable with complexity and change”

“Proven performance in training and mentoring roles”

“His relentless drive and initiative are obvious; he doesn’t just complete tasks, he dependably completes them, consistently adding value.”

“consistently proved that he can work with industry and other departments to achieve a common objective, skilfully tailoring his approach to his audience while maintaining a clear vision of the required output”.

“Displayed outstanding leadership”

“Highly respected throughout the wide RJ community in the UK and US, including military and industry specialists.”

“Highly regarded for his professionalism and selfless considered approach towards subordinate development”

“Ample spare capacity to handle significant workloads”

“Carries a weight of credibility which is recognised and appreciated by senior commanders and subordinates alike.”

“A credible, capable and competent operator”