Xan works on the Flying High Challenge, within the Cities team. His role will involve investigating the development and integration of drones across the UK. This includes carrying out research and engaging in outreach with city, technology and civil society stakeholders.
Xan holds a BSc Hons in Urban Planning, Design and Management from The Bartlett, UCL with an exchange semester at The University of Melbourne. He carried out research into community-led design and produced a masterplan as part of his final degree submission.
He has also worked in urban and transport planning and in project management in the public, private and charity sectors in the UK and Australia. In addition to this he has worked in international development in East Africa and has experience in management, finance and operations in this field.