Born in 1949, Geoffrey Quick entered the Royal Air Force in 1968 as an RAF College
Cranwell Cadet, subsequently obtaining a BSc. (Hons) in Human Biology at the University
of London before completing Imagery Interpretation Officer Training and initial
Multi-Sensor Imagery Interpretation courses in 1974. After some years working in
a variety of front-line operational posts in the U.K. and overseas, he completed
a year’s postgraduate study at City University London in Visual Perception, before
becoming a project officer in U.K. Reconnaissance Systems Development. During this
time he was involved in the analysis of a series of unusual events on imagery, including
advising on aircraft accident inquiries. Following a request from UK Industry he
left full-time RAF Service in 1982, subsequently spending 5 years managing the development
and marketing of a wide variety of reconnaissance and surveillance associated systems
worldwide. Individually he also worked on Forensic Imagery analysis cases as an
expert witness in a number of ground-breaking national and international cases.
He returned to full-time R.A.F. Service in the late 80’s, formally qualifying in
Systems Analysis before taking up a development post in Imaging Computer Systems
implementation within JARIC UK. He subsequently served in the Joint School of Photographic
Interpretation as a qualified instructor and course designer, specializing in the
design, development and delivery of Digital Imagery Exploitation and Tactical Reconnaissance
and Surveillance Operations Courses.
In 1993 he was selected to represent the U.K. in the creation of the nascent EU Satellite
Imagery Interpretation Centre near Madrid as one of the first Operations and Training
managers. He was subsequently appointed as the Head of that Centre’s Imagery Exploitation
and Training Division, taking it through to full operationality in 1998.
He moved to South Africa in early 1999 as an independant imagery analysis and training
consultant, where he supported a number of organizations in that country, including
the SAPS, SANDF and the Office of the President, as well as providing expert witness
Geoff Quick worked with a number of organizations regarding many aspects of Imagery
Interpretation, joint training and product development programmes, both nationally
and internationally. He developed and ran a variety of training courses in operational
imagery analysis to customers in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia.
He is now enjoying retirement in Tanzania.