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Australian Space Agency
Lunch with Dr Megan Clark AC
Prof Vin Massaro
July 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm$80 – $95
Coordinating civil space matters across government and supporting the growth and transformation of Australia’s space industry, the Australian Space Agency was established on 1 July 2018.
Dr Megan Clark AC, leads the Australian Space Agency Advisory Board in providing advice and strategic direction to the agency.
Megan’s experience is in science, research, education, investment banking, mining and technology. Previously, she was Head of the Australian Space Agency (2018 to 2020) and Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Following roles with Western Mining Corporation, Megan was a Director at N M Rothschild and a Vice President Technology at BHP.
Board appointments include Non-Executive Director of CSL Limited since 2016, Rio Tinto since 2014, member of the Bank of America Global Advisory Council, member of the MITRE Australia Advisory Board and Deputy Chancellor Monash University.
She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Megan was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2014 for eminent service to scientific research and development. She received the Australian Academy of Science Medal in 2019.
Space technologies and services benefit all Australians. They underpin a lot of the daily conveniences Australians have come to expect, including things like weather forecasting, emergency management, internet access, online banking and GPS. Space technology can also help farmers monitor the health of their crops, emergency response workers track bushfires, mining vehicles work autonomously.
Learn about the Australian Space Agency and how the Advisory Board supports the agency to achieve its purpose.
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