Dr Reece Clothier
Boeing Research & Technology – Australia
Dr Reece Clothier is a Principal Researcher, Autonomous Systems, Boeing Research & Technology – Australia. Reece is also the President of the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems, Australia’s peak national body for the unmanned systems industry, and an Honorary Associate Professor at RMIT University. Dr Clothier has a Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Aerospace Avionics) and PhD on the safe design and certification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) from Queensland University of Technology. His primary areas of research are in complex system safety, autonomy, and the design, certification, and operation of UAS. Over the last decade Dr Clothier has helped to establish, and has actively led, national UAS regulatory initiatives. In 2014 Dr Clothier held the role of Industry Co-Chair of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Standards Consultative Committee, Sub-Committee for Unmanned Systems – the national forum for the development of safety regulations for UAS. Prior to this he chaired the Australian Aerospace Industry Forum UAS Working Group. Dr Clothier currently serves on the General Aviation Advisory Group, which directly advises the Federal Minister of Transport and Infrastructure. In 2016 Dr Clothier was awarded the Outstanding Next Generation Professional at the Aviation/Aerospace Australia National Awards in recognition of his contribution to the Australian unmanned systems industry.