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h2. Executive Committee

| !Mark Mackay - Staff Photo 2008-09 (Med).jpg|thumbnail,border=1,width=150! | *Mark Mackay* \\
Executive Director \\
A [founding board member|Board of Directors] of the NZSF, Mark has been an entrepreneur from childhood. He co-founded and spent 14 years working at the senior levels of the New Zealand telecommunications company, [Orcon|]. \\
Having built the company from a startup to a multi-million dollar enterprise, he brings a wealth of experience at all levels and areas to the NZSF. In the role of Executive Director, he provides the glue between the leadership team and the Board of Directors \-\- and brings strong drive and commitment to the role. \\
In addition to his technical skills, he has passion for effective leadership - and is always pushing himself and others to improve and take on new challenges. |
| !JR_headshot.jpg|thumbnail,border=1,width=150! | *Julie Rowe* \\
Chief Financial Officer \\
In addition to being a founding board member of the NZSF, Julie is currently engaged within the executive office of the [Space Generation Advisory Council|] in Support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications as the organisation's Treasurer and New Zealand representative. Previously, she has taken part in SGAC's delegation at the Legal Subcommittee meetings of the [Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space|] at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. \\
With specific interests in space policy, education and advocacy, Julie brings to NZSF optimism and dedication with the desire to help intensify the general New Zealand community's awareness of the vast socioeconomic benefits of space science and its related applications. \\
In conjunction with her space interests, Julie has previously been engaged in various operations management and financial management capacities in the NZ/US Film & TV Industry and more recently within the Software Development Industry. |
| !Billy-200.jpg|border=1,width=150! | *Billy Curle* \\
Industry Relations \\
In early 2004, Billy formed _Advanced New Zealand Technologies_ to compete in the Ansari X-Prize. However, the prize was soon won by _Tier One_ and Billy returned to developing television systems.  \\
In January 2010, he entered the N-Prize competition with his start-up [Te Anahera Tere|]. This project is aimed at eventually providing New Zealand and the world with responsive, inexpensive access to space for small payloads.  \\
Billy joined the New Zealand Space Foundation as an expression of his vision to see New Zealand build an economically strong space sector that competes globally. \\ |
| !will.jpg|border=1,width=150! | *William Leizerowicz* \\
Government and Policy \\
A founding board member of the NZSF, Will has been passionate throughout his life about the long term needs for space access. Following an interest in nuclear based propulsion, he grew his experience in the nuclear power industry working with CANDU reactors and improving the safety and reliability through the design of a new generation of solid state control systems. \\
He went on to work on research in agile manufacturing and rapid redesign with EIL towards SPAR Aerospace (currently MacDonald Dettwiler) for the Canadarm robotic manupulator used on the shuttle (SRMS). He has also contributed towards large propulsion systems for the X-Prize as well as a combination of tracking and aerodynamic simulation for landing site prediction for recovery. \\
He has participated internationally in various space meetings and conferences including [LPSC|], [NASA Centenial Challenge|], [JAXA/JSF Satellite Competition|], [X-Prize|] in cities around the world including Flagstaff, Houston, London, Las Cruses, Maryland, Palo Alto, Ramnicu Valcea, Tokyo, Toronto, Tsukuba, Tucson and Yokohama and is currently heading the NZ Orion Project which will be New Zealand's first three stage rocket, and is looking to expand the role of flight computers for improved safetly as well as other scientific research applications. \\
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h2. Staff

| !Iain.jpg|thumbnail,border=1,width=150! | *Iain Finer* \\
Industry Subcommittee \\
A dreamer and a doer, is the way Iain describes himself. Having grown up dreaming of space but not seeing anything happening in NZ he had a burning desire to do something about it. A keen follower of the Ansari X-Prize and subsequent Lunar Lander Challenge reinforced this desire even more. \\
 A Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer by trade, meant that putting something together like a rocket to do this was not going to be a problem for this dreamer\!\\
In 2008 while working in the USA he attended the [Space Access Society|] Conference, meeting a few of the former X-Prize competitors and at the time current LLC entrants. Being at the heart of this new space industry in the country where it was all happening was the last straw for him. \\
InSo in late 2008 he entered a team into the N-Prize competition, under the banner [Kiwi 2 Space|] , where upon returning home from overseas in mid 2009 has been working away feverishly to achieve this ultimate goal of putting a satellite into orbit. But under the bigger picture of getting New Zealand more established as a space faring nation and creating opportunities that he didn't have as a kid growing up, dreaming. |
|   | *Clemens Berndt* \\
Education Subcommittee \\ |

h2. Programme & Support Staff

| | *André Pointon* \\
Law & Policy Subcommittee |

h2. Advisory Council

| | *Janice Mackay* \\
Education Subcommittee \\
Janice is the principal of Glenbrook School. |