Speakers

Dr. Megan Clark AC, FTSE
Dr. Megan Clark AC, FTSE
Australian Space Agency

Dr Megan Clark is the Head of the Australian Space Agency.

Senator the Hon Zed Seselja
Senator the Hon Zed Seselja
Science, Jobs and Innovation

Zed Seselja is a Liberal Party Senator and the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and...

Minister Mick Gentlemen MLA
Minister Mick Gentlemen MLA
ACT Government

Mick Gentleman is the Manager of Government Business, Minister for Police and Emer-

Dr. Paul Scully-Power AM, DSM, NSM, RML, GOSE FSS, FACS, FRAeS, FAICD
Dr. Paul Scully-Power AM, DSM, NSM, RML, GOSE FSS, FACS, FRAeS, FAICD
NSW Government

Dr Paul Scully-Power is an integrator, strategist and orthogonal thinker and is Australia’s...

Prof. Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS
Prof. Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS
Australian National University

Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU).

Prof. Michael Frater FSTE
Prof. Michael Frater FSTE
UNSW Canberra

Professor Michael Frater is the Rector of UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force

The Hon Kate Lundy HonLittD, GAICD
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...

Mr. Brett Biddington AM
Mr. Brett Biddington AM
Biddington Research

Brett Biddington founded a consulting company in 2010 that specialises in space and cyber...

Ms. Kareena Arthy
Ms. Kareena Arthy
ACT Government

Ms. Kareena Arthy was appointed Deputy Director-General, Enterprise Canberra, in the ACT...

Prof. Anna Moore
Prof. Anna Moore
Australian National University

Professor Anna Moore - Director of the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre at Mount...

Prof. Russell Boyce
Prof. Russell Boyce
UNSW Canberra

Professor Russell Boyce holds the position of Chair for Space Engineering and Director of UNSW...

Mr. Rod Drury
Mr. Rod Drury
Lockheed Martin

Rod joined Lockheed Martin in May 2013 and has wide-ranging government and commercial experience...

Mr. Michael Edwards FTSE
Mr. Michael Edwards FTSE
Boeing R&T

Michael Edwards joined The Boeing Company in August 2011 as General Manager of Boeing Research...

Mr. Michael Gallagher
Mr. Michael Gallagher
Northrop Grumman

Mr Mike Gallagher was appointed Strategy Director for Northrop Grumman Australia in February...

Mr. Richard Price
Mr. Richard Price
Chief Executive Officer, South Australian Space Industry Centre

Richard Price was appointed Defence SA Chief Executive in October 2017.

Dr. Alan Dupont
Dr. Alan Dupont
NT Strategic Defence Advisory Board

Doctor Alan Dupont is founder and CEO of the Cognoscenti Group, a political and strategic risk...

Dr. Amanda Caples
Dr. Amanda Caples
Victorian Government

Dr Amanda Caples BSc Hons PhD GAICD is Victoria’s Lead Scientist.

Dr. Chris Armstrong
Dr. Chris Armstrong
NSW Government

Dr Chris Armstrong PSM is the Acting NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer and the Director of the...

Dr. Dong Yang Wu
Dr. Dong Yang Wu
Defence Science and Technology Group

Dr Dong Yang Wu took up her appointment as Chief of Aerospace Division in July 2017.

Dr. Alex Grant
Dr. Alex Grant
Myriota

Prior to co-founding Myriota in 2015, Dr Grant was a Professor, and Director of the Institute...

Prof. Andrew Neely
Prof. Andrew Neely
Royal Aeronautical Society

Andrew Neely is a Professor at UNSW Canberra where he is also the Director of International...

Mr. Andrew Sysouphat
Mr. Andrew Sysouphat
BAE Systems Australia

With an aerospace engineering degree, Andrew has worked for over 14 years in high-tech...

Ms. Annabel Griffin
Ms. Annabel Griffin
King & Wood Mallesons

Annabel is a partner in KWM’s Canberra office with over 16 years’ experience working in...

Mr. Ashley Warlum
Mr. Ashley Warlum
Department of Defence

Ash is the Manager of Student Engagement within the Defence Graduate Office.

Mr. Colin Cooper
Mr. Colin Cooper
ViaSat

Colin Cooper is General Manager Government and Defence, ViaSat Australia.

Prof. Daniel Shaddock
Prof. Daniel Shaddock
Australian National University

Daniel Shaddock is a Professor in Physics at the Australian National University.

Mr. David Ball
Mr. David Ball
Space Industry Association of Australia

David is the CEO of the Space Environment Research Centre (Canberra, Australia).

Dr. Douglas Griffin
Dr. Douglas Griffin
UNSW Canberra

As Chief Engineer for UNSW Canberra Space, Doug’s current professional responsibilities lie in...

Mr. Annamalai ‘Ed’ Muthiah
Mr. Annamalai ‘Ed’ Muthiah
Australian Youth Aerospace Association

Ed recently completed his Bachelor of Engineering (R&D) Majoring in Mechanical and Material...

Ms. Emily Frizell
Ms. Emily Frizell
Aero PM

Emily Frizell is an accomplished and capable project manager (CPPM) and qualified technical...

Gumatj Aboriginal Corp
Gumatj Aboriginal Corp

Gumatj Corporation Limited was established in 2007. Its vision is to create employment and...

Mr. Greg Tyrrell
Mr. Greg Tyrrell
Australian Association for Unmanned Systems

Greg graduated with an MSc in Dynamic Meteorology from Monash University and started work with...

Mr. Jack Hooper
Mr. Jack Hooper
International Space University

Jack Hooper is an aerospace engineering graduate from the University of Adelaide, with a keen...

Mr. James Gilmour
Mr. James Gilmour
Gilmour Space

James Gilmour is a Director of Gilmour Space Technologies, which he co-founded in 2012

Mr. Jan-Christian Meyer
Mr. Jan-Christian Meyer
UNSW Canberra

At UNSW Canberra Space, Jan-Christian Meyer is responsible for the set-up of the Australian...

Dr. Jason Held
Dr. Jason Held
Saber Astronautics

Prior to founding Saber Astronautics, Dr. Held was a US Army Major and Army Space Support Team...

Dr. John Dawson
Dr. John Dawson
Geoscience Australia

Dr John Dawson leads the newly formed Positioning Section at Geoscience Australia (GA).

Mr. John Furness
Mr. John Furness
Shoal Group

John Furness is a Systems Engineer in Shoal’s Modelling, Simulation, and Analysis (MSA) Team.

LTCOL Keirin Joyce
LTCOL Keirin Joyce
Australian Army

Lieutenant Colonel Keirin Joyce, CSC LTCOL Keirin Joyce is an Australian Defence Force Academy...

Mr. Keith Dalgleish
Mr. Keith Dalgleish
Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation

Keith Dalgleish is a GEOINT professional with 13 years’ experience in the Australian Geospatial...

Mr. Mark Stevens
Mr. Mark Stevens
Measure Australia

Mark Stevens serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Measure Australia, a 32 Advisors Company...

Mr. Michael de La Chapelle
Mr. Michael de La Chapelle
Boeing

Mike deLaChapelle is a Senior Technical Fellow in Boeing Defense Space & Security (BDS) with...

Mr. Michel Masselin
Mr. Michel Masselin
Thales Alenia Space

During a career spanning more than 30 years, Michel has worked in defence, aeronautics and...

SQNLDR Samantha Hearne
SQNLDR Samantha Hearne
RAAF

SQNLDR Samantha Hearne has completed an Undergraduate in Aeronautical Engineering from UNSW and...

Dr. Sandy Tirtey
Dr. Sandy Tirtey
Rocket Lab

Dr Sandy Tirtey joined Rocket Lab in 2013 as Vehicle Team Lead, where he supervised the...

Dr. Sarah Pearce
Dr. Sarah Pearce
CSIRO

Dr Sarah Pearce joined CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) as Deputy Director in February...

Ms. Shena Howell
Ms. Shena Howell
Northrop Grumman

Shena Howell is Australia’s Aerospace Programs Technical Lead.

Mr. Simon Hooper
Mr. Simon Hooper
Precision Autonomy

Previously a pilot of the RAAF, Simon now works for Precision Autonomy an

Prof. Steven Freeland
Prof. Steven Freeland
Western Sydney University

Steven Freeland is Dean of the School of Law and Professor of International Law at Western

Dr. Tim Parsons
Dr. Tim Parsons
Delta-V

Dr Tim Parsons is an experienced tech sector exec, startup founder and 20-year veteran of...

Mr. Edwin Anderson
Mr. Edwin Anderson
Australian Youth Aerospace Association

Edwin is in his final year of a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering at Monash...

Dr. Lyle Roberts
Dr. Lyle Roberts
Australian National University

Lyle is an engineer and physicist with a passion for technology and design. His background...

Mr. Marcus Tehan
Mr. Marcus Tehan
CEO of C3X

Marcus Tehan, is CEO of C3X – Australia’s leading visual technology and

Ms. Melissa Ciplys
Ms. Melissa Ciplys
Shoal Group

Melissa has recently joined Shoal as the People and Culture Manager where she is responsible for...

SQNLDR Michelle Bright
SQNLDR Michelle Bright
Defence Force Recruiting

SQNLDR Michelle Bright is an Electronics Engineer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Dr. Naomi Mathers
Dr. Naomi Mathers
Geospatial Intelligence

Dr Naomi Mathers has a technical background in Aerospace Engineering with experience in research...

Mr. Nathan Anderson
Mr. Nathan Anderson
Virgin Australia

Nathan Anderson is the lead recruiter for Virgin Australia.

Mr. Rob Walker
Mr. Rob Walker
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Mr Rob Walker has over 30 years experience in stakeholder engagement and public affairs.

Ms. Sarah Shannon
Ms. Sarah Shannon
BAE Systems Australia

Sarah Shannon is the lead for Advancing the Next Generation Program at BAE Systems Australia.

Mr. Michael Shoebright
Mr. Michael Shoebright
Department of Defence

Michael joined ASPI in February 2018 as the Director of the Defence & Strategy program.