Spire Global, Inc., a provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, announced that it has hired Elizabeth Wylie, Ph.D, as Head of Business Development, for ANZ. Based in Canberra, Australia, Wylie reports to Kamal Arafeh, Senior Vice President of Global Sales.
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.
What does Wylie bring to Spire?
Wylie worked for the Australian Gov’t in numerous Data Science and Innovation leadership roles for over six years. Prior to working with the gov’t, 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 B.S. in physics and astronomy and a Ph.D 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. 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,” said Kamal Arafeh, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Spire.
What are Wylie’s thoughts on her new role?
“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,” said Elizabeth Wylie.
“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.”
Spire plans to open an office in Melbourne, Australia by the end of the third quarter 2022, expanding its geographic footprint to nine offices across seven countries.