Perran has held a variety of commercial and operational roles within the communications, aviation and airborne surveillance sectors over the last 21 years.
He is presently the accountable manager for Essex Police where he leads the development of unmanned aerial operations as a Tactical Adviser and instructor.
He has extensive experience of working with military and government clients globally and has established two successful companies operating unmanned aerial systems that were later sold after extensive business development.
A keen aviator (manned), Perran has logged hundreds of hours of flight time worldwide. Working with UAVs has enabled him to combine his personal interests and entrepreneurial skills to create business and operational value. Since gaining his UAV qualifications he has flown a wide variety of missions for clients across multiple industries, including directing the largest unmanned survey awarded within the UK covering the entire Norfolk Broads National Park. His experience also includes heavier weight categories and beyond visual line of sight flight operations. One of his key areas of focus has been using this experience to establish safe flight operations that both streamline work in the field and deliver the best results against cost and operational efficiencies. He has worked closely with the UK Civil Aviation Authority on numerous occasions including establishing operational safety case approval for Beyond Visual Line of sight flight operations. Perran also has experience within the field of counter UAV technology, an area he continues to develop in conjunction with his threat analysis skills.
Perran was the Chairman of ARPAS UK, a non-profit trade association for the UK RPAS industry and continues to support national interests for the UK Emergency Services.