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Carley Scott

Carley Scott OAM

Defence Council Victoria Member

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Carley is one of Australia’s most sought-after commercial space experts, having led rapid start-up activities that developed Australia’s first commercial spaceport and established a world - first contract with NASA for the launch of three scientific rockets in 2022.

Her international trade and local industry advocacy efforts are paving the way for significant allied space collaborations going forward.

Carley is also an advisor to the CSIRO on the Advanced Manufacturing Committee and is a mentor for Moonshot space start-up programs. Previously, Carley was on the Board of the Space Industry Association of Australia and Western Melbourne Tourism. She has presented at international conferences such as SXSW and IAC about space launch, strategy and commercial growth, and has been the CEO of fast growth start-ups with major shareholders including Rio Tinto and government entities.

Awarded Australia’s pre-eminent recognition for service the Order of Australia Medal in 2021, ranked in the top 100 Women of Influence’ by AFR in 2019/2020, and winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Award in 2017, Carley is recognised for her positive impact on Australian industry and community.

Carley is a graduate of Monash University (business, commerce and communications) and is passionate about innovation, enterprise and opportunities for collaboration between allied nations.