David Ball

Chief Executive Officer
Space Environment Research Centre

Speaker: International Cooperation for Space Situational Awareness

David is the CEO of the Space Environment Research Centre and is also the Deputy Chair and Treasurer of the Space Industry Association of Australia.

David has over 25 years of experience in the space, communications and defence sectors with a significant portion of his career spent specialising in satellite communications.

David has held senior positions with several commercial satellite communications operators, including Intelsat and PanAmSat, with roles encompassing sales management, business development, spacecraft engineering and space systems development / acquisition.

David also led communications projects for the Australian Department of Defence (through Envista Pty Ltd) during 2016 and 2017.

Earlier in his career David was an electronics engineering officer in the Royal Australian Air Force and was responsible for the engineering management of Defence communications systems with his final posting focused on military satellite communications systems.

David holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Communications Engineering) and a Graduate Diploma in Business Management. David is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.