Joshua Flood (UK)

Co-Founder & Senior Research Consultant
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Joshua Flood is a senior research consultant at Valour Consultancy. He runs the maritime research division and contributes to projects touching aviation connectivity, commercial UAS, enterprise body-worn cameras and other wearable tech.

Away from work, Josh is a man of many unexpected talents. He is an accomplished pianist, aspiring linguist, and recently won the Scottish and Asian championships in Indoor Rowing. All, thanks to Covid, from the comfort of his living room.

Craig Foster (UK)

Co-Founder & Senior Research Consultant
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In addition to the day-to-day running of the business, Craig’s current focus is the adoption of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and cabin management systems (CMS) in business aviation. Alongside John Devlin, he is also responsible for our growing airports coverage.

Over the years, Craig has successfully launched several reports and trackers, particularly in the areas of IFEC and cabin technology in commercial aviation. He has also lead custom research and consulting engagements with companies throughout the value chain. Prior to establishing Valour, he was a principal analyst at ABI Research and a market analyst at IMS Research. Foster is a regular event speaker and has been widely quoted in trade magazines and other media. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Leicester.

Aside from his aviation prowess, Craig is an aficionado of 80s music and once met Paul Young backstage at the Wells-next-the-Sea summer festival. His knowledge of obscure 90s footballers is of worldwide repute and he is currently aspiring to achieve the same status in the realm of lawncare. He also holds the world record for the most toys picked up off the floor during a lunch break.

Daniel Welch (AUS)

Co-Founder & Senior Research Consultant
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Like Craig and Josh, Dan is a senior research consultant at Valour Consultancy. His background is in consumer to consumer research, having spent 5+ years at Ipsos, one of the largest research organisations in the world. During this period, Dan was responsible for building Ipsos’ mobile research business, both in Asia Pacific and the UK.

Originally from South Yorkshire, Dan still follows his beloved Doncaster Rovers from >10,000 miles away in Melbourne. Dan’s dedication to lower league football is highlighted by his refusal to join the company’s annual Fantasy Premier League competition. He is also a keen cyclist and coffee connoisseur.

John Devlin (UK)

Senior Research Consultant
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John has 20+ years of analyst experience specialising in Payments, Authentication, Identity (P.A.ID) and Security of people, devices and transactions. John recently joined forces with Valour to expand our research and consultancy services across a broader range of industry verticals. John’s expertise helps us to support clients in an increasingly digitised and connected world.

Kerri Agnew (UK)

Senior Research Analyst
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Dr Kerri Agnew completed her PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin in 2019, and a master’s degree in Economics from University College Dublin. Before joining Valour, Kerri worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics at the University of Sheffield.

Kerri has considerable academic experience; she has taught undergraduate tutorials, contributed to major research projects, and has published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. Kerri also has experience in scientific writing, having previously written for a science communication publication.

Based in the UK, Kerri’s senior analyst role involves supporting our expansion within the aviation and land mobility segments, contributing to syndicated and custom projects.

David Whelan (UK)

Senior Research Analyst
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David joined Valour Consultancy in 2019 and is based in London, UK. He works across both the maritime and aviation sectors and has most recently authored reports on maritime connectivity and in-flight entertainment.

Kelly Rayworth (UK)

Market Intelligence Analyst
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Kelly has over a decade of experience in the mobility sector. Prior to joining Valour, she was a key member of IMDC, an aviation consultancy that was eventually acquired by Global Eagle. Based in the UK, her role with Valour involves running our flagship quarterly IFE and IFC trackers.

Ross McSweeny (USA)

Head of Marketing & Business Development
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Originally from the UK, Ross is now based in Dallas, Texas. His experience lies in brand development and communications across commercial aviation and defence sectors. At Valour, Ross is responsible for leading PR and marketing activities, as well as supporting new and existing research clients.

Ross’s path into the aviation industry was fuelled by a wider passion for travel. After Covid paused his globetrotting count at 46 countries, his attention has now turned to visiting every US state.

When he isn’t working, flying, or both, Ross is usually playing or watching football. He is a member of the Fulham Texas Supporters Club (yes, it really exists) and still plies his trade in a local Sunday league. And no, he doesn’t call it soccer.