Laurence joined TAE Aerospace in June 2016 to head up the development and delivery of TAE Aerospace’s advanced technical product lines as well as enhance TAE Aerospace’s senior leadership team. In July 2017, TAE Aerospace decided to setup Fountx Pty Ltd a subsidiary company and Laurence is leading that company to commercialize a world changing product using assisted reality to enhance human capability. Prior to taking up this role he was contracted to lead the successful implementation into Australia of flight operations and maintenance services for global pilot training organisation, Airways Aviation which is based in Oxford, UK and operating across 14 countries. During his 30 year career across the aerospace and defence industries Laurence has held several executive positions including positions on advisory panels with CASA and within the education and training sector of the Aviation Industry. Laurence was the CEO and Company Secretary for the Royal Queensland Aero Club (RQAC) group of companies where he was the CASA approved Air Operator Certificate appointee and accountable manager for the Airline Academy of Australia. Prior to taking on the role as CEO he headed up aircraft maintenance engineering operations and training. He was formerly an executive manager with Aviation Australia where he worked for 10 years and held a number of senior roles including responsibility for flight safety training, Group Training compliance and operations, business development, international client management and the employment outcomes of more than 1,200 aircraft maintenance engineering graduates. Laurence is trained and qualified in aviation maintenance engineering and management, holds a pilot’s licence, had a 14 year career with the RAAF and managed several successful businesses. He is well respected by senior industry leaders across all sectors of aviation as well as being well connected within State and Federal vocational education & training arenas.