Contact Tim Mackley

Areas of expertise

  • Aviation Management & Operations
  • Systems Engineering
  • Throughlife Engineering Services


Tim was educated at Imperial College London and then worked with BAE Systems and MBDA as a senior engineering manager and department head, spending almost 20 years contributing to and leading international teams on major defence projects.

Current activities

Tim provides research, consultancy and teaching in the area of Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking, most recently in the field of Systems Design and Architecture. Areas of academic interest include:
  • Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering
  • Systems Design and Architecture
  • System Development
  • Lifecycle Management and Design Reviews
  • Systems of Systems
  • Cyberphysical Systems
  • Through-Life Engineering Services.


Clients have included: 
  • Abu Dhabi Electricity and Water Authority 
  • AWE 
  • BAE Systems 
  • Curtiss-Wright 
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (DSTL) 
  • HMGCC 
  • Lockheed Martin UK 
  • MBDA 
  • Ministry of Defence (MoD) 
  • Raytheon Systems 
  • Rolls Royce
  • TACOM 
  • Thales


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