The company has appointed Elizabeth Wylie, PhD, as ANZ business development head. Based in Canberra, Australia, Wylie reports to global sales senior vice president Kamal Arafeh.
In this role, Wylie will be responsible for growing the Company's sales operations and footprint in Australia and New Zealand.
She will identify and develop new business opportunities, expand Spire's presence in the region, lead sales and client-relationship management, and develop a network of partnerships across the private and public sectors.
Previously, Wylie worked for the Australian Government in numerous Data Science and Innovation leadership roles for over six years.
Before working with the Australian Government, she was a Research Fellow at the Australian National University, where they led a research group that analysed data for a world-first large-scale stellar survey of the Milky Way.
Wylie received a BS in physics and astronomy and a PhD in astronomy from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
"Australia and New Zealand are forward-looking countries that are investing heavily in the space industry from both a government and commercial perspective," Arafeh says.
"As we work to expand our footprint in this key region, Elizabeth will play a vital role with expertise and experience stemming from her more than 15 years of working for the Australian government and research institutions," Arafeh adds.
"I'm thrilled to be joining Spire to build on the successful collaborations they already have underway with industry, academia and government here in Australia," Wylie says.
"Spire is a world leader in developing space-based applications and services that have a real impact on society. I look forward to working with such inspiring leaders in the global space industry and continuing to build that passion for partnerships here in Australasia."