Inovor Technologies’ Operations Manager Ben Adams has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA).
Ben, a software engineer by trade, has more than 20 years’ experience in leading significant and complex projects and programs, including at the senior levels of the private and public sectors.
He holds a Bachelor of Business (Management Information Systems) and a Graduate Certificate in Space Studies from University of South Australia. Ben is also a graduate of the International Space University’s Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program.
On why he wanted to join the SIAA Board, Ben said: “I feel well positioned to help the SIAA deliver on its leading role in advising government on behalf of the space industry.
“My current role at Inovor Technologies gives me a solid understanding of the challenges and obstacles faced by small companies looking to grow in the current political and budget climate.
“The Australian Space industry is at the beginning of an exciting growth period, with so many opportunities ahead for start-ups and small companies, all the way through to primes and, of course, students preparing for their future careers.
“As an avid supporter of the Australian #space industry, I wanted an opportunity to contribute to its growth as an SIAA Board member for the benefit of the Australia space industry, now and into the future.”
The role of the SIAA
The Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) promotes growth of the space sector in Australia and takes leading role in advising government on behalf of the space industry.
The CEO of the SIAA reports directly to a Board of seven Directors, who are elected by financial members of the SIAA.
The SIAA Board of Directors (November 2020):
- Dr Tim Parsons (Chair).
- Prof Melissa de Zwart (Deputy Chair).
- Mark Ramsey (Deputy Chair).
- Julia Mitchell.
- Matt Dawson.
- Ben Adams.
- Jeremy Hallett.