New Space Agency Head on Mission to Grow Industry
Media Release from the Hon Karen Andrews MP:
The Morrison Government is continuing to back the space industry on its mission to greater heights, with Enrico Palermo commencing today as the new Head of the Australian Space Agency.
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Mr Palermo, the former Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Galactic, will bring global expertise to the local industry as it charts its next chapter of growth.
“Enrico’s world-class industry experience will ensure strong leadership of the Australian Space Agency as it continues to deliver on the goal we’ve set it to triple the size of the sector to $12 billion and add another 20,000 jobs by 2030,” Minister Andrews said.
“2021 is shaping up to be a big year for space as a rapidly evolving sector and an enabler of other high growth industries, like manufacturing.
“Space is one of six priorities in our Government’s $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy, which will support Aussie manufacturers to scale up, compete internationally and create more local jobs.