Executive team

The South Australian Space Industry Centre’s executive team brings together a wealth of diverse experience and talents responsible for growing South Australia’s space industry by providing strategy and policy advice to government.

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Richard Price was appointed Defence SA Chief Executive in October 2017. In this role, he was simultaneously appointed to the position of Chief Executive of the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC). 

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Nicola Sasanelli
Nicola Sasanelli was appointed Director of the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) when it was established in 2017. The focus of his role is to support space industry growth and increase international research and development (R&D) collaborations in South Australia’s space sector.

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Reg Carruthers
Reg Carruthers, who works at Defence SA as Director of Aerospace, commenced with the South Australian Space Industry Centre as Director in 2017. 

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Tiffany Katchmar, who serves as Business Development Manager for Technology and Creative Industries at Investment Attraction South Australia, commenced as Director of the South Australian Space Industry Centre in 2017. 

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Dr Andrew Dunbar, who serves as Director of the Office of Science, Technology and Research (OSTAR) with the Industry Innovation Science and Small Business Division in the Department of State Development (DSD), joined the South Australian Space Industry Team as Director in 2017. 

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