Opportunities for the Australian space industry

Opportunities for the Australian space industry

Oct 10
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Australian Space Agency Head, Dr Megan Clark AC to the 2019 Trustee program. 


Dr Megan Clark AC, Head, Australian Space Agency

Event overview

Dr Clark will discuss opportunities for the Australian space industry, commenting on support for the growth of Australia’s space industry and the development of the next generation of space entrepreneurs; collaboration and engagement with the international space community; and how investment in the Australian space sector benefits other industries and leverages research strengths.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Dr Megan Clark AC
Head, Australian Space Agency

Dr Clark is currently Head of the Australian Space Agency and a director of Rio Tinto, CSL Limited and CARE Australia. She is a member of the Australian advisory board of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Dr Clark recently chaired the Expert Working Group into the Review of Australia’s Space Industry Capability. She was Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from 2009 to 2014.  Prior to CSIRO, she was a Director at NM Rothschild and Sons (Australia) and was Vice President Technology and subsequently Vice President Health, Safety and Environment at BHP Billiton from 2003 to 2008.  

Dr Clark holds a BSc from the University of Western Australia and a PhD from Queen’s University, Canada and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a Fellow of the AusIMM and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  In 2014, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.

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