Gilmour team photo taken Feb 2021 with visiting Australian Space Agency head, Enrico Palermo.
Chief Executive Officer
20-year bank MD turned space entrepreneur who believes that New Space will benefit greatly from having more affordable & dedicated access to space.
Head of Launch Operations
15 years in business development driving Gilmour's engagement with government, academia and industry. Now heading launch site operations. Active member & advisor at the SIAA, NSSA & QSF.
Chief of Staff
12+ years experience in aerospace engineering including testing, spacecraft development and production. MBA, licensed commercial pilot, flight instructor & UAS operator.
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.
Head of Mechanical Engineering
20 years designing structural, mechanical and other systems for hypersonic vehicles in Australia; flown in 14 suborbital vehicles.
DR MATHEW BRICALLI
Head of Propulsion
10+ years of experience in hybrid and liquid orbital rocket propulsion and hypersonic development for commercial and tactical space applications.
Head of Avionics & Software
18 years designing avionics systems and leading on-board embedded software development for European launcher studies and flight programs.
DR MICHAEL WILSON
Head of GNC, Avionics & Software
30+ years developing capabilities for the defence, aerospace and commercial sectors for global prime organisations.
Head of Manufacturing
15 yrs in engineering, commercial aviation, manufacturing design and development
Head of Sales
25+ years in sales and management, most recently as the Australia head of a spatial industry MNC. On a number of boards & committees relating to the space industry.
Head of Marketing & Communications
20+ years in HNW investments marketing, research and communications in the banking and media industries before becoming a director at Gilmour Space.
15+ years as a CPA and mentor, holding leadership positions at Australian universities in procurement, finance and accounting.
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 funding.
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.