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Richard Bazen – National Drones

Richard is the Director of National Drones in WA, setting up the WA arm of the business in early 2017. National Drones is Australia’s leading drone operations and consulting organisation, providing a diverse range of services including mapping, inspection and surveying to local, state and federal government as well as the construction, mining, agricultural and utilities industries.

Prior to getting onboard with the drone technology revolution, Richard spent 15 years in market research and consumer insights in European and Asia Pacific roles for some of the World’s leading FMCG brands including The Coca-Cola Company and McDonald’s and also held strategy roles in engineering and technology companies. Richard’s experience in these roles has led to him creating a customer centric focus for his business, putting awareness and understanding of his client’s needs and concerns at the heart of his business.

Richard studied Aeronautical Engineering and then Philosophy and English degrees in the UK, with time spent working and travelling throughout Australia and Asia sandwiched in between.

With two young children and time spent as a stay at home, work at home dad, an inevitable interest in education has led to increasing involvement in such matters currently holding roles in Perth’s growing Champion Dads Network and as Vice President at a local thriving Community Kindergarten.