Professor Anna Moore
Director, ANU Institute for Space
Professor Anna Moore is a major force driving Australia’s strategic direction and R&D agenda to grow our space capabilities and industry, and a world expert in astronomical instrumentation. As Director of ANU InSpace, she sets the vision and strategy for space-related activities at the Australian National University, including satellite and space mission design, manufacture and testing, space-ground communications, Earth observations, space situational awareness, and space medicine, law and commerce. Professor Moore also directs the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre at Mount Stromlo Observatory.
Following a distinguished research career at Caltech and other astronomy institutes around the world Professor Moore joined ANU in 2017. She served on the Australian Government's space expert reference group to form the Australian Space Agency. As a consultant, her expertise has also been valued by NASA, the US National Science Foundation and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. Professor Moore’s research interests are in astronomical instrumentation, Antarctic astronomy and transient infrared astronomy.
CEO, EOS Space Systems
Glen is currently CEO of EOS Space Systems, a division of Electro Optic Systems [ASX:EOS], Australia’s largest sovereign defence company and the largest defence exporter in the southern hemisphere. EOS Space Systems provides specialized equipment and services to users of space with a particular focus on the needs of government users. The business scope encompasses Space Domain Awareness, Satellite Communications, and Space Control.
Glen’s early career was in oil exploration, providing technical services for Schlumberger across the North Sea and the Middle East regions from 1990 to 1994.
From 1994 to 2010 he worked in a variety of roles in the Defense and Telecommunications sectors, encompassing RF engineering, systems engineering, and later product development, marketing and sales. During this time Glen was involved in several SIGINT, EW and SATCOM programs for the Australian government.
From 2011 to 2016 he was based in Singapore managing the Indo-Pacific region for SES, the world’s largest commercial satellite operator, after which time he relocated back to Australia.
In 2020 Glen joined EOS to lead the newly formed EOS Communications Systems division, with the major objective to deliver the SpaceLink constellation of MEO satellites. In late 2021 EOS merged the Communications Systems and Space Systems divisions under Glen’s leadership, bringing all EOS’ space businesses into a single management structure.
Glen holds an Honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tasmania, an MBA from the Deakin Business School, and a Diploma in Corporate Governance from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Director, Space Industry Association
Jeremy is currently a Director at the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA), a nationwide organisation formed to promote the growth of the Australian space sector. SIAA is Australia’s peak Space Industry body that speaks with authority and credibility on behalf of its members on issues connected with the development of the Australian space industry.
In addition, Jeremy is an angel investor including being an Investor and Mentor in the Moonshot Space Accelerator – Australia’s only Space Accelerator program that is helping to grow a Space-enabled economy. Further, he is a Mentor at the National Space Industry Hub run by Cicada Innovations helping Space startups supercharge their commercialisation journey.
Previously, Jeremy was CEO & Managing Director at Clearbox Systems, one of Australia's longest standing and most successful Defence and Space businesses. In Space, Clearbox Systems has a particular emphasis on Satellite Communications and Space Domain Awareness. Clearbox's solutions have been deployed extensively in Australia and Internationally and are renowned for their technology, dependability of delivery and responsiveness to emerging requirements.
While leading Clearbox Systems, Jeremy helped found Quasar Satellite Technologies, a CSIRO spin-out company, alongside venture capital and industry founders. Quasar is enabling a new future for space communications by commercialising world-beating phased array technology from CSIRO.
Jeremy is passionate about Australia's Space Industry and believes in the ability of Australia's Space Industry to provide world-leading technology and services. He is an enthusiastic advocate for Australia's Space Industry and has deep technical, commercial and operational knowledge in key sectors where Australian Space Industry has a competitive advantage.
Moderated by Sara James
National Strategy Director, AmCham
Sarah is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist who has travelled the globe for NBC News and frequently anchored at the Today Show news desk.
She advocates for people living with KCNQ2 genetic epilepsy and rare disease. Sara is Vice President of KCNQ2 Cure and a founding member of GETA, Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia, created and host the annual KCNQ2 New Horizons in Science Dinner, sponsored by PwC Australia, to fund research for a cure.
Sara is the author of An American in Oz, co-author of The Best of Friends, and editor of An Extraordinary School. She is a sought-after public speaker and emcee in the U.S. and Australia.