Nige Austin is the Business Development Manager for The Ripper Group, a world leader in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) strategy, training, deployment and innovation. He has over a decade of experience building tech startups and management consulting in greenfield markets across a wide range of industries and sectors.
Identifying the rapidly emerging unmanned aviation industry in 2016, Nige is committed to driving transformation and mass-market adoption of next-generation technology solutions which deliver real-world ROI. He is a member of the Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc (ACUO) RPAS Aerial Application Sub-Committee which is working with State Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) departments to develop the policy framework for drones in agriculture in Australia.
Nige has held management positions across Consulting, Strategy, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Health & Safety, Finance, and Digital Marketing to name a few. He holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, is currently furthering his studies in aviation and has a fascination for everything emerging in UAV.