Hypersonix comprises a team of aerospace specialists
who design and build hypersonic aircrafts
and space technologies.

David Waterhouse
Managing Director

David Waterhouse

David Waterhouse is a C-level space sector and telecommunications industry veteran, with 30 years’ experience in senior management roles for blue chip companies in Australia, Asia and Europe.

CTO, Head of R&D

Michael Smart

A world leader in scramjet technology, Michael Smart spent 10 years as a Research Scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center: Scramjet Branch. He is the technology architect of the Wirraway satellite launch system. Michael is a research field leader in aviation and aerospace engineering.

Non-Executive Director

Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis is an Executive Director on public company boards in the UK, US and Asia-Pacific, with more than 30 years’ experience in global capital markets.

Robert Drolet

Robert Drolet is a Senior Executive with major entrepreneurial-listed corporates in the US, Europe and the Middle East. He has 37 years’ experience negotiating joint ventures, leading M&A transactions, and managing corporate restructures and turnarounds.

Theodore Dow

With 25 years’ professional experience in funds management and banking, Theodore Dow is the Former Chief Investment Officer of the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

Russ Morrison

Founder of BMT WBM, Russ Morrison has over 40 years’ experience in growing and managing innovative high-tech engineering companies.

Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin is an Executive with over 25 years of international leadership and transaction skills. He is currently Projects Executive at OZ Minerals.

Stephen Lawes

An investor in private equity and venture capital projects in the emerging technology space, Stephen Lawes has spent more than 30 years successfully managing private businesses in property development.

Jenny Franulovic

Jenny Franulovic is an International Space University alumna with a professional services background. She has extensive in-house experience with prominent ASX-listed and multinational corporates in tax risk and governance.

Ashley Reid

Managing Director at Terra Firma Industries, Ashley Reid has extensive experience in emerging markets — specialising in the telecommunications and oil industries.

Andrew Dann
Engineering Manager

Andrew Dann

Alexander Ward
Vehicle Design Engineer

Alexander Ward

Stephen Hall
CFD and Thermal/Structural Simulation Manager

Stephen Hall

Project MAnager

Sam Grieve

Ryan Whitside
Scramjet Propulsion Engineer

Ryan Whitside

Leon Schmechel


Country Manager, Germany

Ottmar Schipper

Nina Patz
Head of Marketing and Business Development

Nina Patz

Erica Lizzo
Head of Accounting

Erica Lizzo

Accounts Assistant

Leanne Ryan

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