Sarah Cannard

Dr Sarah Cannard

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 (

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]