Secretary of State for Education visits Prismatic

Damian Hinds, MP for East Hampshire and Secretary of State for Education, took the time to visit one his local high value engineering companies and understand how SMEs such as Prismatic work closely with UK universities to develop and encourage the next generation of aerospace engineers and scientists. Such interest and support at this demanding time is greatly appreciated by the company and staff.

Making new ventures fly

Experts in the design, manufacture and delivery of innovative, high value aerospace products and systems. Prismatic is led by a technically and commercially focussed team that having been responsible for the World’s first high resolution small satellite and the World’s leading HALE UAV are now continuing the development of cutting edge systems with clear commercial value using a unique and proven technical management approach.


Prismatic is led by a focussed management team, combining over 70 years of successful satellite and UAV experience.
Paul Brooks
Managing Director
With over twenty five years of experience in the space and aerospace industry, Paul has led the start up and successful development of a number of innovative programmes including TopSat and the Zephyr HALE UAV and was a director of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited prior to starting Prismatic. With a broad technical and business background Paul specialises in the business management and remote sensing applications of HALE UAV and satellites.
Jonathan Dixon
Projects Engineering Director
With an outstanding track record for leading the design, development and completion of complex space and aerospace projects, Jonathan has delivered a wide range of demanding programmes including MWIR, Mars Melacom and the World record breaking Zephyr 7 UAV and specialises in project delivery, risk management, communications, power and radar systems. Most recently Jonathan led the Zephyr HALE UAV team in QinetiQ before leaving to join Prismatic and continue the engineering leadership of this programme.
Darryl Sergison
Chief Technical Officer
Combining an excellent academic capability with real world experience in aircraft, satellites and astronomy, Darryl provides the necessary link between novel concepts and practical implementation. The original systems engineer for the Zephyr HALE UAV in QinetiQ and one of the founders of that World record breaking team, Darryl returns from a broad and successful career in teaching, engineering and astronomy to lead Prismatic’s development of HALE UAV.
Mike O’Connor
Mike O’Connor
Commercial Director
Mike is Commercial Director for Prismatic Ltd. With over 30 years of experience in retail, commercial and high technology business, Mike was also the person to fund and mentor the original Zephyr incubator programme in QinetiQ in his role as Director of Ventures.
Caroline Slim
Caroline Slim
Caroline has worked in the aerospace industry for over 25 years in senior management roles for Surrey Satellite Technology Limited and QinetiQ. Previously Programme Director for the Zephyr HALE UAV at QinetiQ, Caroline has also enabled the concurrent development and delivery of innovative satellite projects including NovaSAR, TopSAT, DMC-3 TripleSat and GNSS (including Galileo).
David Tyler
David Tyler
Head of Projects
With over thirty years of project management and leadership experience in defence and the space and aerospace industry, David joins us having recently delivered the record breaking Zephyr S project and flight trial. Following a successful career in the British Army, David has augmented his leadership skills with a wide range of project management tools to allow him to deliver complex projects to time, cost and quality.