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Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Defence, Parliament of Australia
Marise Payne is Australia’s 53rd Minister for Defence. She was sworn in on 21 September... More

Lieutenant General David D. Thompson

Vice Commander, United States Air Force Space Command
Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson is Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Washington, D.C. He is... More

Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

Vice-Chancellor and President, Australian National University
Professor Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of The Australian... More

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Parliament of Australia
Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash is Minister Jobs and Innovation, and has held this portfolio... More

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Australian Defence Force
Vice Admiral Ray Griggs was born in Homebush NSW in 1961. He joined the Adelaide Port Division... More

Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Turnbull

Deputy Chief of Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force
Air Vice-Marshal Turnbull is a pilot with more than 3600 flying hours on rotary wing and fast... More

The Hon Richard Marles MP

Shadow Minister for Defence, Parliament of Australia
Richard Marles is currently the Shadow Minister for Defence and the Federal Member for Corio. ... More

Professor Peter Klinken AC

Chief Scientist of Western Australia
Professor Klinken is a leading Western Australian medical research scientist, highly regarded... More

Senator the Hon Kim Carr

Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Kim Carr has been a Labor Senator for Victoria for 20 years. He has been a member of the... More

Masato Nakamura

Vice President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
April 2018 Vice President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) [General Affairs,... More

Air Vice-Marshal Margaret Staib, AM, CSC

Australian Government Freight Controller
In April 2020 Air Vice-Marshal Margaret Staib was appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister as the... More

Richard Price

Chief Executive Officer, South Australian Space Industry Centre
Richard Price was appointed Defence SA Chief Executive in October 2017. In this role he was... More

Flavia Tata Nardini

Chief Executive Officer, Fleet Space Technologies
Flavia Tata Nardini began her career at the European Space Agency as a Propulsion... More

Donna Lawler

Assistant General Counsel, Optus Satellite
Donna Lawler is Assistant General Counsel for Optus Satellite, an Australian satellite operator,... More

Dr Jason Held

Founder and CEO, Saber Astronautics
Prior to founding Saber Astronautics, Dr. Held was a US Army Major and team leader for... More

Professor Steven Freeland

Dean - School of Law, Western Sydney University
Steven Freeland is Dean of the School of Law and Professor of International Law at Western... More

Professor Andrew Dempster

Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, University of New South Wales
Professor Andrew Dempster is Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research... More

Adam Gilmour

Founder and CEO, Gilmour Space Technologies
Adam Gilmour is the CEO & Founder of Gilmour Space Technologies, a new space company that is... More

Professor Fred Menk

Conjoint Professor, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle
Fred Menk is Conjoint Professor of space physics at the University of Newcastle and chair of the... More

Professor Russell Boyce

Director, UNSW Canberra Space
The past: trained as a physicist at Australian National University; 25 years of experimental /... More

Chris Jenkins

Country Director & Chief Executive Officer, Thales Australia & New Zealand
Chris Jenkins is a defence industry leader, a passionate believer in local skills, and a strong... More

Rod Drury

Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Lockheed Martin Space
Rod Drury is the Country Executive and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for Lockheed... More

Colonel (Ret'd) Pamela A. Melroy

Director, Space Technology and Policy, Nova Systems
Pam Melroy is a retired Air Force test pilot and former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle... More

Jason Schoolmeester

Executive Director, Northern Australia Development Office
Jason is an experienced senior public servant with expertise in economic development, project... More

Dr Zack Cooper

Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Zack Cooper is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies US... More

Peter B. Trainer

Vice President and General Manager of Air Force Solutions, BAE Systems
Pete Trainer is the Vice President and General Manager of the Air Force Solutions business area... More

The Hon Kate Lundy HonLittD, GAICD

ACT Defence Industry Advocate
Having served as Senator in the Federal Parliament for nearly 20 years and resigned 3 years ago,... More

Michael Davis

Chair, Space Industry Association of Australia
Michael Davis holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide and Master... More

Dr Dave Williams

Executive Director, CSIRO - Digital, National Facilities and Collections
Dr Williams leads the data-focused research, development and digital capability of CSIRO, and is... More

Dr Everett C. Dolman

Professor of Comparative Military Studies, US Air Force's Air Command and Staff College
Dr. Everett C. Dolman is Professor of Comparative Military Studies at the US Air Force’s... More

Aria Colton

Founder and CEO, National Space Innovation Hub
Aria Colton is the Founder and CEO of the National Space Innovation Hub Pty Ltd (NSIH)Ó.... More

Dr Sarah Pearce

Deputy Director, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
Dr Sarah Pearce leads CSIRO’s involvement with the international Square Kilometre Array... More

Solange Cunin

Founder and CEO, Cuberider
Solange Cunin, 25, moved from her parents' eucalyptus plantation in regional NSW, to Sydney with... More

Scott Wallis

Founder and Chief of Space, Equatorial Launch Australia
Scott is an entrepreneur focussed on creating sustainable commercial space ventures. ... More

Michael Shoebridge

Director, Defence and Strategy, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Michael joined ASPI in February 2018 as the Director of the Defence & Strategy program. ... More

Johanne Lecomte

Vice-President, Thales Alenia Space
Johanne Lecomte is Vice-President, Business Development and Sales for Thales Alenia Space, in... More

Anthony Murfett

Deputy Head, Australian Space Agency
Mr Anthony Murfett is the incoming Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency. Anthony will... More

Dr Malcolm Davis

Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr. Malcolm Davis joined ASPI as a Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability in January... More

Scott Harris

Head of Aerospace Programs Australia, Northrop Grumman Australia
Scott Harris joined the Australian Army Aviation Corps in 1980. Scott’s accomplished 30... More

Scott Dewar

Acting Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence
As acting Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence, Mr Dewar has stewardship of the... More

Nicolas Chamussy

Executive Vice President Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space Division
Nicolas Chamussy became Executive Vice President Space Systems in the Airbus Defence and Space... More

Mark Sarojak

Vice President of Commercial Earth Observation, SSL
Mark Sarojak is Vice President of Commercial Earth Observation at SSL with responsibility for... More

Dr Paul Scully-Power AM, DSM, NSM, RML, GOSE

Dr Paul Scully-Power is an integrator, strategist and orthogonal thinker and is... More