Mr. David Ball

Mr. David Ball

Space Industry Association of Australia

David is the CEO of the Space Environment Research Centre (Canberra, Australia). David has 25 years of experience in the Defence, space and telecommunications industries with a significant portion of his career spent specialising in satellite communications.

David has held senior positions with several satellite operators, including Intelsat and PanAmSat, with roles encompassing sales management, business development, systems engineering and space systems development. David also led communications projects for the Australian Department of Defence (through Envista Pty Ltd) during 2016 and 2017.

Earlier in his career, David was a commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Air Force and was responsible for the engineering management of Defence communications systems with his final posting focused on military satellite communications systems. David holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Communications Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Business Management. David is a Board member of the Space Industry Association of Australia and also acts as Treasurer for the Association.