14 January 2021 – PERTH, AUSTRALIA
Ms Leanne Cunnold appointed CEO of Remote Operations and Space Technology Consortium, AROSE
Remote operations and Space technology consortium, AROSE, is proud to announce the appointment of Ms Leanne Cunnold to the position of Chief Executive Officer; a significant milestone as the consortium forges ahead with its vision for Australian firms to be the leading global providers of on and off Earth remote operations.
Ms Cunnold joins AROSE following an international career spanning 25 years delivering highly complex and reliable technology solutions across industry, universities and government.
Before joining AROSE, Ms Cunnold held executive leadership positions with APC and Schneider Electric in Japan, Singapore, Boston and Hong Kong. Her diverse experience over this period included commercial operations, product marketing, strategy, M&A, and digital and strategic transformations.
In announcing Ms Cunnold’s appointment, AROSE Chair, David Flanagan AM said:
“We are excited to have Leanne join AROSE and lead us in the next strategic stages of our development.”
“Leanne brings high calibre leadership experience and an impressive record of achievement in delivering business solutions and expansion across a vast array of industries, from start-ups to complex multinational environments.”
“This experience means Leanne is uniquely placed to sustain cross industry technology benefits for all participants, which will be key to increasing the value AROSE is able to deliver to our members and industry.”
In accepting her appointment, Ms Cunnold said:
“I’ve always had a passion for creating and developing new business opportunities, and I don’t think they come more exciting than this one with AROSE.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining AROSE at this pivotal moment for Australia’s remote operations and Space sectors, where there is immense potential for Australian business, especially in diversifying our regional areas and industries.”
Ms Cunnold went on to say that Australia’s remote operations capabilities are already respected and recognised globally for their potential to provide solutions for Space exploration and missions.
“With remote operations at the core, Australia can take hold of this opportunity to use our knowledge, skillset and experience to do something remarkable; effecting real and positive change for how we live and use our resources here on Earth, and for how we explore the Moon, Mars and beyond.”
“I’m also very optimistic about the possibilities for our future generations. Through AROSE we have the chance to deliver projects that will not only inspire our children to engage in STEM and dream big, but also offer practical solutions for our communities and the next generation workforce through the creation of new jobs and opportunities in a respected and active Australian Space industry.”
Ms Cunnold will be based in AROSE’s Perth head office.
AROSE is an industry-led consortium at the forefront of knowledge and technology transfer between Australia’s traditional industry sectors and the burgeoning international Space sector. With a pioneering spirit, AROSE is unifying Australia’s world leading remote operations capabilities for applications locally, around the world and into Space. AROSE is forging a path for Australia to play a major role in the Space sector and continue its leadership in Remote Operations by developing high-end, niche expertise and technology to deliver benefits for our economy, workforce and planet.