Our Team

The team at One Giant Leap Australia is highly experienced and experts in their fields. Their knowledge and expertise is contributing to the development of a highly successful and diverse STEM education company.

Our Patron

Professor Gregory Chamitoff

Patron

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Dr. Greg Chamitoff served as a NASA Astronaut for 15 years, including two Shuttle Missions and a long duration International Space Station Mission as part of Expedition 17 and 18.  He has lived and worked in Space for almost 200 days as a Flight Engineer, Science Officer, and Mission Specialist. His last mission was on the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour, during which he performed two spacewalks, the last of which completed the assembly of the Space Station and was the final spacewalk of the Space Shuttle program.  

Dr. Chamitoff serves as Professor of Practice in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the AeroSpace Technology Research & Operations (ASTRO) Center at Texas A&M University.

Our Founders

Jackie Slaviero

Jackie has a diverse and long-standing background in education with firsthand experience working with school children. 

She was a school teacher for 25 years and later worked in the Department of Education analysing the NSW school curriculum and how it corresponds with student learning. 

Jackie’s passion for STEM is imbedded into the broader goals of One Giant Leap Australia; preparing young Australians for the opportunities of the future, enhancing teacher skills today for more capable students tomorrow, and doing what is needed to ensure there are new jobs. 

Bob Carpenter

Bob has a diverse background in the defence and aviation sectors and has facilitated training in the defence aviation sector.

In these roles, Bob has recognised that often students do not have the practical experience to apply what they have learnt in a classroom and that the education system should be supplemented with more hands-on learning.

He recognises that industry has a role to play in educating this future workforce and to inform the education sector of what type of outcomes are required for these new occupations.

Our Team

Tamara Correy

Administration Coordinator

Kelvin Zhu

Digital Producer, Web and Social

Brandi Wahl

Outreach Manager

Key Advisors

Duncan Challen

Duncan Challen has extensive experience in senior executive positions in both Government and the Private Sector. He is industry focused executive with commercial acumen and demonstrated success in growing global industries, brokering collaborations between industry, government, universities, research institutions, start-ups and investors that create material and globally scalable commercial...[READ MORE]

John Bigelow

Currently the Director of Interactive Media Solutions, a leading online publishing and video production business, John Bigelow has over two decades experience developing and delivering media strategies for a wide variety of companies across Australia...
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Paul Fox

Paul is currently Managing Director of Fox Strategic, an aviation-sector business advisory firm, and is a Director of Agri-nomics Australia, a innovative international airfreight and logistics business focused on the export of Australia’s high-value agricultural produce to China and other key Asian markets... [READ MORE]

Peter Redman

Peter Redman is an accomplished Managing Director who has a demonstrated ability leading diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success, in the Australian, New Zealand, Asian, and Indian regions. He has strong business, commercial, operations and program management experience with an impressive track record of delivering above expectations... [READ MORE]

James Coyne

Jim holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronics and Communications from the Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Science in Aero-systems Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology, in the UK. Jim has been working in the RPAS world since 2005 and has a depth of experience in this field... [READ MORE]

Joanne Sim

Joanne is a highly experienced education professional with internationally recognised expertise in online assessments, curriculum implementation and trends in educational pedagogy. Throughout her professional and personal life, Joanne has been driven to provide engaging, interesting and diverse opportunities for others so they can be encouraged to achieve their best... [READ MORE]

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