Sarah Cannard

Dr Sarah Cannard

Deputy Industry Director

Dr Sarah Cannard is an experienced Senior Engineer and Project Manager with over a decade of demonstrated history working for Nova Systems in the defence and space industry. Sarah has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Adelaide. Sarah is also a Fellow with Engineers Australia, an Amelia Earhart Fellow (Zonta International), a Graduate of the AICD, and is currently completing her MBA.

Sarah is also the Program Director and Project Manager for Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE.org.au).

Sarah has been involved with many complex defence, space and civil programs including the JAXA Hayabusa I Spacecraft re-entry, hypersonic rocket launches, Woomera Test Range trials and activities, the Joint Navy/DTSG Autonomous Warrior 18 activity, and the Hunter Class Frigate Program.

Sarah has a deep passion for space and growing a sovereign Australian industry through cross-sector collaboration. She is also passionate about STEM and creating opportunities for future generations.

Sarah can be contacted at [email protected]