Uniquely placed to help you implement and execute your next drone program
We know first hand the power and capability of drone technology
At Mirragin, we’re here to help you develop a clear drone strategy, manage your project through to implementation, and provide the ongoing support and assistance you need as your drone capability grows and evolves.
With many of the Mirragin team having served in the Australian Army and other defence organisations, we’ve seen first-hand the risks and costs involved in aircraft operation.
We’re motivated to remove that risk, by helping you to effectively deploy drone technology to achieve real, positive outcomes for your organisation.
We’re determined to make a difference through drones
And how we do that is heavily influenced by our community initatives.
At Mirragin, we’re proud to support Soldier On, a service that enables veterans and their families to thrive. Soldier On has provided support to veterans and their families, including those who have served and continue to serve in the Australian Defence Force.
As a Soldier On Gold Pledge Partner, we are truly commited to providing veteran-supportive recruitment, training and workplace culture.
In 2021, Mirragin were also proud to be nominated as an industry champion finalist by the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS), for championing sovereign capability on behalf of the unmanned system industry in Australia.
When you choose to work with Mirragin, you’re choosing to work with an organisation truly commited to making a difference to the community with a new line of sight.
Robert Sutton | Managing Director
Having served with the Australian Army’s premier drone unit, the 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment, Rob has seen first hand the power of drone technology as a force for good.
Throughout his career in the army and broader defence industry, and then in private enterprise, Rob witnessed many organisations try and fail to implement drone technology successfully. Rob recognised that those failed projects had much in common – a mismatch between problem, technology selection, and capability; poorly defined project outcomes; or simply a lack of understanding as to how the technology integrated into the broader business plan.
Armed with that insight, and passionate about the power of drone technology to save lives and improve organisational capability, particularly where dull, dirty, and dangerous tasks are involved, Rob created Mirragin to help organisations overcome those pitfalls and gain a new line of sight using drone technology.
Rob now enjoys helping defence, emergency services, and commercial organisations implement drone technology to improve safety, increase productivity, reduce costs, and succeed safely.
Rob’s professional certifications include:
– Fellow (FIEAust) and Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) of The Institution of Engineers, Australia, and Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). National Engineering Register (NER) certifications: Aerospace Engineering, , Leadership and Management.
– Australian Institute of Project Management, Registered Project Manager (RegPM) and Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD).
Director, Defence and National Security
With over 15 years experience in uncrewed systems, surveillance, and leadership in the Australian Army, Andrew is uniquely placed to help your defence organisation implement and execute drone technology with demonstrated outcomes. A positive communicator, Andrew is able to engage with diverse stakeholders and is adept at breaking down silo operations, experience which will help ensure your next drone project is a success.
Director, Aviation Operations
Will joins the Mirragin team with an extensive background in Aeronautics and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. Having worked with a range of government and commercial organisations, Will is well placed to help your organisation understand the possibilities that drone and robotic technology holds for your business.
Director, Test & Evaluation
Bill has over 30 years of Navy, aviation and broader defence experience. A Chartered Professional Engineer and Certified Associate Project Manager, Bill has also completed two Masters qualifications.
Proficient in leading multidisciplinary teams to successfully deliver integrated and effective solutions that exceeded client expectations, Bill is well placed to assist both military and civil organisations integrate autonomous systems into their existing operations.
Senior Consultant, Engineering & Project Management
Richard, based in Canberra, is a qualified Mechatronic Engineer and accomplished Project Manager. Richard brings over 12 years of Defence industry experience having worked in both the private and public sectors on a variety of major and minor capital programs.
Dirk is an experienced Data Analyst, Project Manager, and Systems Engineer. Having worked within the aerospace and telecommunications industries, Dirk has extensive experience in the provision of installation, service and commissioning of field instruments, process control and quality management systems, and software programming.
Senior Consultant - Engineering
Geoff joins the team as a highly experienced and qualified systems engineer with significant experience with platform certification. Geoff has a strong background in aviation, electronic warfare and system safety gained through academic qualifications and his time served in the Royal Australian Air Force. Geoff’s qualifications are many but include a Masters of Engineering (Mechatronics). He is a member of The Institute of Engineers Australia and is a Registered Professional Engineer of QLD.
Based in #Brisbane, Geoff adds to the rich and unique skillset within the Mirragin team and expands the teams capability to deliver to our clients and customers.
Working towards completing her PhD in Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering, Nicola brings a wealth of technical knowledge and experience to the Mirragin team. As one of our Engineering Consultants, Nicola is on hand to help you implement your next drone or unmanned aircraft systems project.
Suzanne is an engineer with a wide range of multidisciplinary experience, across traffic, rail, major road infrastructure projects, OEM manufacturing, STEM research, and project management. She has integrated drones into a number of transport projects, supporting improved safety and greater data collection methods. Suzanne is also undertaking a #PhD exploring how community knowledge can improve safety in engineering projects.
Senior Consultant, Engineering
Matt has over 34 years of experience in Navy and the broader Defence Aviation. Matt spent almost five years in the Navy’s RPAS program and was instrumental in the introduction of RPAS into Navy as a capability. As the Engineering Manager for the Navy’s RPAS Operations Unit and Program Support Office, Matt was involved in the design, implementation and flight testing of RPAS into five of the Navy’s Major Ship Classes. Matt has completed a Masters in Systems Engineering, and has an Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Aerospace.
Madelein De Jager
Senior Consultant, Engineering
Based in our Brisbane office, Madelein is an Electrical Engineer specialising in Engineering Management and brings with her over 15 years of military and Defence Industry experience serving in both the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
Madeleine is passionate about workforce planning and capability management and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Mirragin team.
Currently working towards his Bachelors of Engineering and Business at Queensland University of Technology, Zach is acutely aware of the myriad of benefits drone technology has for across industries. Zach is particularly excited by the applications and areas for UAS implementation in the agricultural and marine industries.
Jason, based in Canberra. Jason brings over 15 years of Royal Australian Navy uniform experience with a further 10 years’ experience in the private sector. Jason has provided ILS support to projects in the Sea, Land and Air domains. He is currently undertaking his Masters in Logistics Management.
Senior Consultant, Project Management
Trent is an experienced practitioner with a diverse Defence background that spans 26 years. Trent’s experience working in and closely with defence has led to him being a multidisciplinary innovator and sense maker. Trent’s skill sets span robotics, interoperability, and learning and development. Trent is able to translate and articulate concepts using familiar language and models to improve the likelihood of successful outcomes. Trent completed an MBA 2021.
Consultant, Project Support
Lauren joins the Mirragin team with over 3 years of experience within Defence APS and Defence industry as a project support officer. Having provided project support in simulation, and the land and sea domain, Lauren has a wealth of knowledge in project coordination, information and records management, and US Export Controls management. Lauren is also currently working towards a Bachelor of Psychology with the University of Canberra.
Senior Consultant, Project Management
Kylie joins Mirragin as an experienced Project Manager, accomplished in delivering quality outcomes for clients. Kylie’s project management experience spans the defence, intelligence, national security and social services sectors.
Kylie is driven to solve organisational challenges and to find efficient ways to deliver services. Kylie has a keen interest in the human element of effective product delivery and will continue to develop this knowledge and apply it at Mirragin.
Senior Consultant, Project Management
Will has over 15 years’ experience in a diverse range of roles that feature leadership, project management, strategy, and emerging technology. With a background in Defence within Special Operations, Will is passionate about innovation and thrives on empowering collaborative teams to create real and positive change through values-based leadership. Through adopting a growth mindset and effective communication, Will can support your organisation to build an optimal emerging technology strategy to ensure ongoing success.
With leadership experience in military maintenance organisations, Laura is passionate about the performance of people in a technical environment. In the past, Laura has been responsible for improving maintenance culture for the whole of military aviation. She also has a deep interest in human factors, specifically the way that social, learning and cultural factors combine to affect organisational success. Laura is using that experience and knowledge to manage internal business operations in Mirragin to ensure we continue to provide excellent service to our customers.
Consultant, Integrated Logistics Supply
Cassandra is an experienced Supply Chain Specialist. Having worked in the aviation and aerospace industry, Cassandra has a wealth of experience in operations management, demand planning, supply management, supply chain management, and materials management.
Senior Consultant - ILS
Based in our Brisbane office, Josh is a Project Manager with Robotics and AI experience. Josh brings over 15 years’ #Defence experience, having served in the Army and in the Private sector on LAND 1508 Special Ops program, LAND 400, LAND 500 and AIR 9000. Josh completed his MBA at UQ in 2017.
Josh also manages to find time and runs his own community Garage, teaching people how to work on motorbikes using new and emerging #technology, and has flown his own hobby drones for the past 6 years.
Head of Flight Operations
Sue has over 25 years experience across a variety of roles. Most recently, Sue was one of the most experienced and qualified members of the Australian Army’s premier unmanned system unit, 20 Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. Sue has also deployed abroad, on multiple occasions to the Middle East, and then to New Zealand to assist with the development of their UAS defence capability.
MSP Relationship Manager
Kate joins Mirragin as a highly experienced talent acquisition specialist and relationship manager within #Defence and National Security sector. Kate’s primary focus will be on client engagement, account management and recruitment for Mirragin using the depth of her expertise and market knowledge.
Based in #Canberra, Kate will continue to grow the unique mix of skills and talent at Mirragin to ensure a high standard of service delivery to our clients and customers.
With over 20 years of experience in marketing and management roles, Chris has a background in Ag having studied at the Murrumbidgee College of Agriculture. Chris joins the Mirragin team with an excitement and enthusiasm for helping producers to understand the benefits that drone and robotic technology can have on their property.