Heather Deacon

Business Development Manager
Starboard Maritime Intelligence

Heather studied for her MSc at Cranfield College of Aeronautics in the United Kingdom, including remote sensing and satellite imagery for the management of biological resources.

After gaining her private pilot’s licence, Heather built a career as an instructor, training military pilots in the UK before moving into operational management and business development.

Heather emigrated to New Zealand in 2006 with her family where she then managed Safe Air and Airbus NZ before taking up a role in NZ’s Innovation Agency, Callaghan Innovation. She is now the Business Development Manager with start-up company Starboard Maritime Intelligence.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys horse-riding vaquero style, e-biking and walking with her partner.