Director, South Australian Space Industry Centre
Darin Lovett is Director of Space at the South Australian Space Industry Centre. His focus is on leveraging disruption, innovation, and strong support to build a sustainable space industry in South Australia.
He brings more than 25 years’ experience in strategy and capability development for the Air and Space domains. His diverse background includes space operations and policy, university lecturer, weapons test and evaluation, airborne anti-submarine and surveillance operations, coalition partnering, and working on large-scale transformation projects.
His space credentials include working as a staff officer in Australia’s joint Defence Space Coordinating Office, four years at the US Executive Agent for Space within the Pentagon, graduate of the International Space University, and Chief of Australia’s Space Operations Centre within HQ Joint Operations Command.
Darin holds Masters degrees in Philosophy (Military Strategy), Arts (Strategy and Policy) and Science (Technology Management); and a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace). He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), Canadian Forces Aerospace Systems Course (ASC), Australian Command and Staff Course (ACSC), and the US Air Force’s School of Advanced Air & Space Studies (SAASS).