Gemma Alcock is an award-winning innovator and respected thought-leader in the use of drones for public safety.
Gemma’s backgrounds in both SAR and in technology, combined with her love of aerial systems (borne of her passion for skydiving), inspired her to explore the utility of drones for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI); which greatly informed the Future SAR Innovation programme in the RNLI and set the foundations for the revolutionary UKSAR2G programme that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has since continued.
After which, Gemma founded SkyBound Rescuer in 2016 to help shape the future of public safety drones and to start helping any Emergency Service around the world to explore the use of drone technology.
In her spare time, Gemma volunteers as the Director of Air Operations for Lowland Rescue – a UK-based SAR charity that searches for missing vulnerable people on behalf of Police Forces. Gemma leads the air operations, which includes managing how Lowland Rescue teams train and use drones for SAR. Gemma is truly committed and passionate about creating a future in which drones will routinely be a tool for saving lives.