Goonhilly Earth Station has announced the appointment of Bob Gough as Head of Business Development, Australia and Asia-Pacific. Based in Australia, Gough’s role is to spearhead commercial expansion for Goonhilly across the region, develop new business opportunities and grow Goonhilly’s customer base.
Gough’s appointment comes just days after the July 1st establishment of the Australian Space Agency, signalling a major step forward in developing space-based opportunities to enhance businesses and communities in the region.
Gough MAIAA has spent over 35 years in the space and satellite communications industry. His experience includes working on major projects in co-operation with international space agencies including ESA. Additionally, he has founded several successful technology companies.
“With all the opportunities created by more affordable access to space we are seeing an explosion in creativity and innovation. As Goonhilly continues to drive forward the commercial possibilities of space, there will be new business-enhancing opportunities for organisations across Australia and Asia-Pacific,” said Gough.
“Bob’s incredible energy, his vast technical and commercial expertise and experience make him the perfect candidate to help Goonhilly expand in the fast-developing Asia-Pacific and Australian markets,” said Ian Jones, CEO of Goonhilly. “Throughout his career, Bob has amply demonstrated that he is an innovator, unshackled by convention when it comes to doing business and delivering real results, and we are excited to welcome him to the team.”