Gilmour team photo taken Feb 2021 with visiting Australian Space Agency head, Enrico Palermo.
20-year bank MD turned space entrepreneur who believes that New Space will benefit greatly from having more affordable & dedicated access to space.
Chief Executive Officer
15 years in business development driving Gilmour's engagement with government, academia and industry. Active member & advisor at the SIAA, NSSA & QSF.
Head of Launch Operations
12+ years experience in aerospace engineering including testing, spacecraft development and production. MBA, licensed commercial pilot, flight instructor & UAS operator.
Chief of Staff
20+ years senior leadership roles in oil & gas, mining, financial services, and diversified businesses for public listed and private companies. B.Acc., Chartered Accountant CAANZ.
Chief Financial Officer
20+ years in HNW investments marketing, research and communications in the banking and media industries before becoming a director at Gilmour Space.
Director & Head of Communications
15+ years as a Defence Program Manager in the private & public sectors, and an Air Force Test Pilot. Experienced with hypersonic/orbital launch vehicles, satellite communications and sensors.
15+ years of experience in the design, development, testing and launch of different propulsion and launcher technologies in the European private sector and institutional projects.
ELEAZAR GONZALEZ CASAS
12+ years of experience in hybrid and liquid orbital rocket propulsion and hypersonic development for commercial and tactical space applications.
DR MATHEW BRICALLI
Head of Propulsion
30+ years developing capabilities for the defence, aerospace and commercial sectors for global prime organisations.
DR MICHAEL WILSON
Head of Avionics, Software & GNC
9+ years experience in engineering design, project management and advanced manufacturing in the aerospace, manufacturing and defence sectors in Australia, Germany, and Switzerland.
Mechanical Engineering Manager
18 years in designing avionics systems and leading on-board embedded software development for European launcher studies and flight programs.
Principal Systems Engineer, Chief Engineer
20 years designing structural, mechanical and other systems for hypersonic vehicles in Australia; flown in 14 suborbital vehicles.
Principal Systems Engineer, Chief Engineer
15+ years designing and building small satellites in Europe for commercial, institutional and government missions.
Satellite Program Manager
15 yrs in engineering, commercial aviation, manufacturing design and development.
Manufacturing Manager - Operations
13+ years’ experience in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, providing advice and actioning initiatives in both the public and private sectors. BBus, DipLM
Experienced in startups, law, finance and New Space, the Corporate Operations team is responsible for legal matters, regulatory risk, governance, administration and other corporate functions.
Head of Corporate Operations
20+ years experience in aerospace multinational corporations and start ups, including business development, account management and program management in the civil and defence sectors.
Head of Corporate Sales
BOARD MEMBERS & ADVISORS
Rick Baker is Co-founder of Australian venture capital firm Blackbird Ventures, which led Gilmour Space's Series A round and co-invested in their Series B and C rounds.
Martin Duursma is Partner at Main Sequence Ventures (CSIRO Innovation Fund), which led Gilmour Space's Series B funding and co-invested in the Series C.
Brett Rome is Managing Partner at Fine Structure Ventures, a venture capital fund affiliated with the parent company of Fidelity Investments, which led Gilmour Space's Series C.
Professor Dava Newson was former Deputy Administrator of NASA, and the current Apollo Professor of Astronautics & Engineering Systems at MIT
PROF DAVA NEWMAN
David Goodrich is Executive Director of Silver Spirit Partners, and has deep experience in advising defence, government, public and private sectors.
Jackie Taranto is the Economic Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, with 30+ years in technology, advanced manufacturing, investments & more.
Paul Bini has over 25-years’ experience advising at the intersection of business, economic development, government, policy and politics across Australia.