Our 2022
Judges

With a judging panel including ex-senior ADF and government leaders, academics, business executives, entrepreneurs and innovators, the Australian Space Awards are peer-reviewed recognition of your or your business’ capabilities for supporting the space sector and passion for driving the industry forward.

Our 2022

Judges

Anna Moore
Anna Moore
Director , Australian National University Institute for Space
Mark Hodgson
Mark Hodgson
Executive Coach, Author, Advisor and Speaker , Mark Hodgson Transformational Leadership

Mark Hodgson comes from a corporate background and has held senior leadership roles in the UK, Australasia, Central Europe and Russia. He is now a leading thinker in Transformation and Influence - helping leaders to unlock their inner talents for success and happiness.

Mark has inspired large teams across a range of commercial and not-for-profit businesses. A natural disruptor, he helps executives, consultants and entrepreneurs to position themselves as leading influencers and is an expert in leading change.

His book, ‘Time to Shine: Adapting who you are and what you know to succeed in the ideas economy’ explains what we need to DO, BE and BUILD to show up as successful, fulfilled and authentic Influencers.

Mark is an Executive Coach, Author, Advisor and Keynote Speaker.

www.markhodgson.com.au

Bob Bishop
Bob Bishop
Chairman of the Board , Azentro

Bob has been in the telecommunications industry for over 53 years having started as a PMG Technician in 1967. During that period Bob has had 5 successful careers. He has worked in a variety of roles with organisations like PMG/Telecom, Alcatel (formerly STC), Ericsson Australia and worked 22 years as founder, owner, dealer principal and CEO of TTGroup Communications incorporating SmartSpeak Solutions.
While he has held many chairman positions and directorships, at the moment Bob is Chairman of Azentro, a Voice Vision and Data Company after a merger acquisitions with Productiv Pty Ltd, VV Tech Pty Ltd, FleetLink Australia and as at 22/02/18 Data Mobility and Voice (DMV) in Adelaide South Australia. DMV are a Gold MITEL Partner.
In building Azentro into it’s 2020 profile Bob managed 6 merger acquisitions and 4 brand changes.
Bob is also a founding director of Sheldon College which his wife Dr Lyn Bishop founded in 1997.The college has 1600+ students, LINQ Training and SPACE Academies.

Raydon Gates
Raydon Gates

Raydon was appointed as the Defence Advocate for Western Australia in August 2017. Reporting directly to the Minister for Defence Issues he provides independent advice and assistance to the Western Australian Government in promoting WA’s defence industry capability. As well as providing strategic advice to Government on defence matters, in the role of Defence Advocate, he provides advice to the Minister and Defence West to enable WA to secure a greater share of work in naval shipbuilding and other capability streams through actively promoting WA’s capability and capacity,

He also holds a number of additional non-executive and pro-bono director positions: QinetiQ Australia, Elbit Systems Australia, Cablex, MicroSecure, New South Wales Centenary of ANZAC Advisory Council, University of NSW Canberra Advisory Council and University of Adelaide Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics.

Most recently, after six years as Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand he retired from Lockheed Martin in January 2017. Under his leadership Lockheed Martin enjoyed significant growth in Orders and Sales plus doubled the Australian and New Zealand workforce. Major acquisition wins included the MH-60 Romeo helicopter, confirmation of 72 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, ADF Pilot Training Program and Combat System for the Future Submarine.

Prior to Lockheed Martin he served in the Royal Australian Navy for 37 years retiring in 2008 as a Rear Admiral. A seaman officer, his sea service culminated with the command of two guided missile frigates. His flag officer appointments include the inaugural Commander of the Australian Defence College, Maritime Commander Australia (including operational service during the 2003 Iraq war), and Defence Attaché and Head Australian Defence Staff in Washington DC.

In his post navy career Raydon was the CEO of the Kokoda Foundation and a private consultant working in the Defence Industry and National Security areas. He also had mentoring/coaching roles in Leadership and Strategic studies at the Australian Defence College.

Raydon has been awarded a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Monash), a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies, and a Diploma of Company Directorship. He is a graduate of a number of strategic leadership management programs from Mt Eliza (Victoria) Management College, Australian Graduate School of Management, Oxford University and Harvard University.

His honours and awards include his appointment as an Officer in the Order of Australia, the Conspicuous Service Medal, the United States’ Legion of Merit and the French Order of Maritime Merit. He has also been appointed as a Honorary Fellow of Monash University.

Troy Swan
Troy Swan
Head of Legal & Company Secretary , Staples Australia Pty Limited & Staples New Zealand Limited

Troy Swan is the Chief Legal Officer, Company Secretary and Board Member of the $1.4billion office products company Winc Australia & New Zealand. Winc was formed following the acquisition of Staples & OfficeMax by US based private equity firm Platinum Equity.

He has been publicly recognised as one of Australia's leading corporate lawyers and was named the 2017 Australian Lawyer of the Year (FMCG) and a General Counsel of the Year finalist in both 2016 and 2017. He became only the second Australian lawyer to win the prestigious International Value Champions Award in San Francisco and was recently named in Washington, the Association of Corporate Counsel Member of the Year, from over 43,000 lawyers worldwide for his commitment to the legal community and profession. This was the first time this honour was ever awarded to a lawyer outside America.

Known for his business judgment, he is highly active within the Sydney legal and business community. He is a regular speaker and media commentator on legal affairs, innovation and large scale legal service delivery models and leads an award winning legal team based in Sydney.

Maria Pozza
Maria Pozza
Principal , Gravity Lawyers

Dr Pozza is the principal of Gravity Lawyers and her expertise includes: Commercial international space law, domestic legislative frameworks over military space-uses as well as international law space law dealing with armed-conflict, Cybersecurity and IT, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and Technology
Dr Maria Pozza gained her PhD in Law and Politics at the University of Otago, specialising in Space Law and International Relations in 2013 and was also awarded the visiting Lauterpacht Fellowship from the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at University of Cambridge UK in recognition of her work and contributions to space law. Dr Pozza’s expertise in space law has been called upon by a number of overseas and national government agencies, domestic and international institutions, research institutions, legislative development committees, and an impressive portfolio of private clients.
As a prolific publisher, Dr Pozza is presently working on a book publication titled: Risk Management in Outer Space Activities – An Australian and New Zealand Perspective as part of her Book Series titled Space Law and Policy.

Michelle Price
Michelle Price
CEO , AustCyber

Michelle is passionate about emerging technology, startups and scale-ups and Australia’s science and technology foundations. She is in particular a champion of Australia’s cyber security sector enabling all Australian organisations to grow and take advantage of the cyber world. She is also a strong advocate for increasing diversity in the cyber security workforce and inspiring people with the possibilities of cyber innovation.
Michelle is the CEO of AustCyber, the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd, part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative and, as of February 2021, a subsidiary of Stone & Chalk Group. Michelle was the inaugural Chief Operating Officer of AustCyber, joining the company in January 2017 and appointed as CEO in April 2018.
Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within The Australian National University. Before joining the ANU, she held various strategy and risk management roles across the Australian Government, including at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), where she was instrumental to the delivery of the Government’s 2015 Cyber Security Review and 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. Prior to PM&C, Michelle worked in several strategy and risk roles across Government, including in law enforcement and health portfolios.
Prior to Government, Michelle worked on risk management and strategy in Australia’s food industry focusing on the development and implementation of national food safety standards and supply chain management. She has also worked in the advertising industry, in regional Australia.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Business Law) from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communications) from the University of Technology, Sydney and is an alumna of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Thomas Green
Thomas Green
Founder , Neumann Space

Thomas Green is a co-founder of Neumann Space where he served as a research and policy analyst and in-house counsel for almost five years. He is currently a Project Manager in the Emerging Technologies branch of Transport for NSW and is a member of the International Institute of Space Law, the Royal Society of NSW and the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science.

Thomas is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Wollongong on the regulation and enforcement of new technology — specifically concerning access to space by commercial and non-government entities.

Thomas has also previously worked on software projects and start-ups related to machine learning, worked in private equity, served as a Ministerial Advisor on emergency services and road safety, and was a business coordinator for the COVID-19 response team for Transport for NSW during the COVID outbreaks in NSW throughout 2020 and worked in the private sector as a Quality Manager through 2021 managing the design, development and production of novel COVID-19 testing kits to improve pandemic management responses and patient outcomes.

Bob Love CB, OBE
Bob Love CB, OBE
Rear Admiral, Royal Australian Navy (Ret'd) , Defence Executive

A highly experienced, committed and enthusiastic leader who can build and enthuse large teams delivering the most complex high value projects to time cost and quality in difficult political environments. I provide strong governance, leadership and strategic management with the application of well-developed emotional intelligence bringing the very best out of staff. I have successfully delivered programmes from multi- billion dollar aircraft carriers to smaller sustainment, asset management based projects in my two careers to date. I have chaired two successful Alliances, The Design Support Alliance (a multi- million dollar contract) and the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (a multi-billion dollar contract). In addition I was fundamental in setting up the new Warship Asset Management Agreement (a multi-billion dollar Alliance supporting the Anzac ships) signed 1 July 2016.
I am a dual-national (UK and Australian) with a current Australian security clearance. I am the proud recipient from Her Majesty the Queen an Order of the British Empire (for the recovery of HMS Nottingham’s grounding off the coast of Australia) and a Companion of the Bath (for services to the Royal Navy and in particular securing the New Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers).

Flavia Nardini
Flavia Nardini
CEO and Co-Founder , Fleet Space Technologies

Flavia Tata Nardini began her career at the European Space Agency as a Propulsion Test Engineer. She then joined TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research to work on advanced space propulsion projects. In 2015, Flavia co-founded Fleet Space Technologies, a connectivity company set to maximise resource efficiency through low cost, low power remote massive IoT. Fleet are on track to launch 140 nanosatellites by 2027, launching their seventh and eighth later this year, enabling the next industrial revolution with a ubiquitous connectivity platform. Flavia has recently added Mission Chair of the 7Sisters Moon Mission to her achievements, Australia’s mission of discovery for Earth, the Moon and Mars.

Tania Erza
Tania Erza
Microsoft , Specialist

Tania Ezra BA(ANU), MPM (USQ), PGCertAstro(Swin), ITIL, PMP, PMI-RMP, CPPD, MRMIA, MAIPM, MASA, SFC is a Security Specialist with Microsoft. She has extensive academic achievements and over 20 years of intimate end to end involvement in complex high-risk programs, and has previously worked IBM, CSC and Logica and is a leader in space and security risks in projects. Tania is an explainer for NASA and JPL and has assisted the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. She is part of Astronomy Australia Limited's Project Oversight Committee.

Paul Scully-Power
Paul Scully-Power
Executive Chairman , Prime Solutions Pacific

Dr Paul Scully-Power is an integrator, strategist and orthogonal thinker and is Australia’s first astronaut. He has a unique international background in Industry, Government, Defence, Space and Academia in the US, UK, Australia, and NZ, and is well known for his network of people and institutions around the world. A leader in applying technology, he has broad expertise in national security & intelligence, aviation & aerospace, cybersecurity, remote sensing, and systems analysis & ICT. He is currently engaged in AI (national iAward for innovation), UAVs, microsatellites, smart sensors, nanotechnology and big data analytics.
Dr Scully-Power has led many high-tech, defence and security programs. He held executive appointments under Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, and was Deputy to the Associate Technical Director, US Naval Undersea Warfare Center, where he held the US Navy Distinguished Chair of Underwater Acoustics He was a Research Associate at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Chairman of Membership of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, President of the Fort Trumbull Federal Credit Union, and served on the Universities & Colleges Accreditation Board and the US Office of Naval Research.
Dr Scully-Power qualified for very high altitude full pressure suit flying at Edwards Air Force Base, and was a flight crew instructor in the NASA Astronaut Office, Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, where he became Australia’s first astronaut flying aboard Challenger on the 13th mission of the Space Shuttle

Neil Hart
Neil Hart
Queensland Strategic Defence Advisor – Aerospace

Neil is a highly respected strategic leader with a proven track record leading high performing organisations. Working with all levels of government and industry in the fields of aviation, Defence, space and National security, Neil has extensive experience in strategic risk management and governance. A retired Air Vice-Marshal, Neil has had command at all levels in the military, including operational command of coalition air and space operations embedded with the US Air Force. The former Professor in Defence Technologies with Deakin University is an innovation and outcomes focused leader, highly regarded for his coaching of resilient expert teams.

Julian Modra
Julian Modra
Community Manager , Lot Fourteen

Julian Modra is the Partnerships Manager at Lot Fourteen.
Lot Fourteen is where ideas and innovation come to life.

As a global innovation district set in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities, Lot Fourteen has attracted an impressive cohort of businesses who are collaborating to tackle global challenges.

Lot Fourteen focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, research, education, culture, and tourism - fostering jobs and growing skills in high growth industries at an exciting destination which is set to attract hundreds of thousands of national and international visitors annually when completed.

Lot Fourteen is backed by the Australian and state governments with a total $743 million commitment and is building on South Australia’s existing strengths in the defence, space, hi-tech, cyber and creative industries.

Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure work alongside the Australian Space Agency, MIT bigdata Living Lab, the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning, Stone & Chalk and the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C).

William Barrett
William Barrett
Senior Vice President , Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants (APAC)
Andrea Boyd
Andrea Boyd
Deputy Lead of Astronaut Operations , European Space Agency

Andrea is a Mechatronic Engineer, stationed at the European Astronaut Centre. She majored in robotics in South Korea, worked on a ship for a year in the Atlantic Ocean, flew for many years as an Automation Engineer all over Australia then worked underground and in the end to end process plants on-site in the remote desert as a Mining Control Systems Specialist. Andrea joined the International Space Station Flight Control Team in Europe over ten years ago, certified as a Flight Operations Engineer for payload control and cross-certified in later years for crew operations and biomedical, serving in the European Space Agency’s Human and Robotic Exploration Programmes.

Jevan Goodhew
Jevan Goodhew
CEO , Swoop Aero
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