Executive Leadership Team

Alison Lockley

Executive Director
Fourth year Aeronautical Space Engineering and Physics student. Alison worked as the Aerostructures Lead for Bronzewing from 2019 to 2020 and stepped into her current position in mid 2020. She is responsible for overseeing all operational and technical aspects of the team and ensuring the team achieves their set goals.

Vismay Bhadra

Operations Director
Second year Aeronautical Engineering and Commerce student. Since joining the team in early 2021, Vismay has worked as the Media Director and Structures Engineer for Waratah. Currently, he oversees and coordinates the team’s sponsorship, media, outreach, finance, and human resource obligations.

Kady Zhou

Logistics Director
Fourth year Mechanical Engineering and Data Science student. Kady joined the team in 2020 as an Aerostructures Engineer for Bronzewing and continues to work for the aerostructures subsystem on Bluewren. As the Logistics Director, she is responsible for coordinating off-site testing for the team, liaising with regulatory bodies, and overseeing launch activities to ensure safety compliance.

Daniel Cook

Chief Engineer
Fourth Year Mechatronic Space Engineering and Project Management student. After joining the team in 2019, Daniel worked as a General and Lead Engineer for the Firetail avionics subsystem before becoming the Chief Engineer for the team in 2021. His current role is to oversee the team's technical projects and manage project costs, timelines, and resource requirements at a high level.

Alistair de Vroet

Project Director (Bluewren)
Fifth year Aeronautical Space Engineering and Computer Science student. Alistair has worked on the team since 2019 and was one of the core team members responsible for designing Firetail. He has since stepped into the role of Project Director for our latest rocket project, Bluewren, and is responsible for managing the timelines, budget, and technical work of his team.

Bhavesh "Bobby" Balaji

Project Director (Callistemon)
Fourth year Mechatronics Space Engineering student. Having joined the team in early 2021, Bhavesh worked as a firmware engineer on the team's custom flight computer before taking on the role of Payload Director. As Payload Director, Bhavesh is responsible for managing the design, manufacturing, and testing of Callistemon.

Mitchell Galletly

Research Director
PhD student at the University of Sydney. Mitchell was the Chief Engineer for Silvereye and has been with the team since 2017. He is the current Research Director for the team and continues to provide valuable insight and advice to the technical teams.

Eleonor Logan-Cole

Project Director (Waratah)
Third Year Aeronautical Space Engineering and Physics student. After joining the team in 2021, Eleonor worked as a Fluids Engineer for the Waratah Fluids subsystem, before becoming the Lead Fluids Engineer. She has since stepped into the role of Project Director for the Waratah Hybrid Engine Project. Currently, she and Will are responsible for managing the technical work of her team, alongside timelines and budgets.

Will Tedeschi

Project Director (Waratah)
Third year Aeronautical Space Engineering student. Will joined the team in 2021 as a propulsion engineer for Waratah. After a year of hard and enduring work, Will stepped into his current role as the project director for Waratah. He and Eleanor are currently responsible for managing the technical work of the team, alongside managing timelines and budgets for the project.

Operations Team Directors

Vismay Bhadra

Operations Director

Andrew Lui

Sponsorship Director

Yuyang Qian

Media Director

Kady Zhou

Logistics Director

Sonia Chong

Events and Outreach Coordinator

Technical Project Directors

Alistair de Vroet

Project Director (Bluewren)

Bhavesh "Bobby" Balaji

Project Director (Callistemon)

Mitchell Galletly

Project Director (Research)

Eleonor Logan-Cole

Project Director (Waratah)

Will Tedeschi

Project Director (Waratah)

Project Team members

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