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Former Virgin senior partner joins Altitude Angel’s board

Former Virgin senior partner joins Altitude Angel’s board

Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, has announced Patrick McCall is to join the company’s board as a non-executive director.

McCall is a former chairman of Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit, prior to which he held the role of partner at Virgin Group where he was pivotal in developing several brands in the Virgin stable including Virgin Active and Virgin Trains. McCall also held the position of non-executive director at OneWeb.

On McCall joining Altitude Angel, Richard Parker, CEO and founder, said: “Patrick brings with him a wealth of experience in growing and developing businesses whose focus is emerging technologies. I’m excited to welcome him to the board at this exciting time as we further scale our operations across Europe and beyond.”

On joining the board of Altitude Angel, McCall said: “I’ve been very impressed with the team at Altitude Angel, from both management and technology perspectives. They are very clearly the ones driving the UTM industry, and in turn the use of drones and UAM (urban air mobility), forward. I’m very much looking forward to helping the business continue its growth and to realise its world-changing potential.”

The news of McCall joining the board follows the announcement earlier this year that BT Group incubation hub Etc. invested £5m in Altitude Angel.

Parker added: “Our recent investment from BT Group and now Patrick joining our board is a clear demonstration to the market, industry, and regulators of our intent to enable automated drone flights, at scale, to all. Through 2023 we will roll out our ARROW technology, the foundation behind the world’s longest drone superhighway and in doing so unlock the potential of these new and innovative technologies, revolutionising business operations in countless industries.”

As well as Seraphim Investment Trust and BT Group, Altitude Angel is also backed by one of Europe’s leading VC groups, Octopus.

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