MEET THE TEAM

 Karl Smith

Karl Smith

Flight Operations Manager

Having joined in 2007 Karl has been integral in the business expansion and knows the company inside out! He is responsible for our flight operations and planning, and keeps his eyes peeled on the unpredictable British weather to ensure conditions are great for flying and photography. He is a highly experienced aerial photographer capturing millions of images nationwide for our Government, councils, football stadiums just to name a few. He is also the go to guy for any technical issues; he is Commission Air’s Jack of all trades!

Outside of work he is a car enthusiast and enjoys playing the guitar.

Mark O’Brien

Mark O’Brien

Aerial Photographer & Drone Pilot

Mark has been working for us for over 10 years and is a highly experienced aerial photographer. He is often flying above London on a monthly basis capturing superb images for our clients. With is wealth of experience he is also a CAA approved drone pilot for our bespoke productions.

Outside of work he is a dedicated Wolves fan, and regularly supports them at their home ground. He also enjoys biking around the local area.

Sam Croft

Sam Croft

Drone Pilot & Camera Operator

Sam brings a wealth of videographer experience to Commission Air, and is the brains behind our bespoke production department. He has an Honours Degree in Broadcast Operations and has worked across a diverse range of video productions. His keen eye for detail brings your ideas to life through video. Along with Mark, he is also a CAA approved drone pilot.

Outside of work he has many different hobbies including videography, and often takes part in comic-con.

Amber Carswell

Amber Carswell

Marketing

Amber is usually the first person you speak to at Commission Air and is able to point you in the right direction. She has a First Class Honours degree in marketing. She works closely with the aerial photography team showcasing our images and videos across multiple social media channels. She regularly updates our website and manages our digital adverts.

Outside of work she has a passion for wildlife and growing fruit and vegetables. She also enjoys wondering around antique fairs across the country.

John Deakin

John Deakin

Project Coordinator

Many of our new and existing clients will know John Deakin having been with the company for 9 years. He is the go to guy for discussing your aerial photography and video project, and has coordinated a whole range of projects such as Tottenham Hotspurs development. Combined with his extensive experience means he can help deliver the right photography and video solution for you.

Outside of work he is a keen golfer, having been a professional golfer. He loves his sport and his food, and often brings his homemade soups and freshly prepared salads for his lunch.

Nicky Copland

Nicky Copland

Office Manager

Nicky is an integral part of the team at Commission Air, and manages the day-to-day operations of the office to ensure everything runs smoothly. She is responsible for the administration and all things financial from invoicing to reporting.

Outside of work she enjoys seeing friends across the country and visiting Croatia Music Festival.