Hypersonix comprises a team of aerospace specialists
who design and build hypersonic aircrafts
and space technologies.

Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board

David Waterhouse


David has more than 30 years experience working in the Space and TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom) sector and is co-founder of Hypersonix Launch Systems, an Australian engineering, design and build company specialising in hypersonic vehicles and scramjet engines to provide sustainable, affordable access to space.

CTO, Director and Head of Engineering

Michael Smart

A world leader in scramjet technology, Michael Smart spent 10 years as a Research Scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center: Scramjet Branch. He is the technology architect of the Wirraway satellite launch system. Michael is a research field leader in aviation and aerospace engineering.

Non-Executive Director

Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis is an Executive Director on public company boards in the UK, US and Asia-Pacific, with more than 30 years’ experience in global capital markets.

Non-Executive Director

Ashley Reid

Managing Director at Terra Firma Industries. Extensive experience in emerging markets, specialising in telecommunications and oil industries.

Non-Executive Director

Matt Pringle

Matthew has extensive experience in corporate finance, audit and assurance, governance and strategy, including over 25 years’ experience as a Partner at Pitcher Partners. His roles with Pitcher Partners included leading the corporate finance practice group, senior audit partner and leading the corporate governance and board advisory practice area. Matthew is a member and Chair of Navalo’s Audit & Risk and Remuneration Committees.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MATT HILL

Matt creates commercial, operational, and financial strategies that transform businesses, drive growth, deliveries projects and accelerates commercial success. With extensive experience across the technology, digital, deep tech, entertainment, marketing tech and finance and banking sectors, he leads business transformations, delivery of exits, and commercial turnarounds that increase revenue, builds teams, optimise structure, streamline operations, and increase productivity. Matt also brings strong experience in financial leadership and management, with a proven ability to oversee financial strategy, revenue and profitability, transactional management, compliance, and reporting.

CTO, DIRECTOR AND HEAD OF ENGINEERING

MICHAEL SMART

A world leader in scramjet technology, Michael Smart spent 10 years as a Research Scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center: Scramjet Branch. He is the technology architect of the Wirraway satellite launch system. Michael is a research field leader in aviation and aerospace engineering.

chief commercial officer

Robert Drolet

Robert Drolet joined Hypersonix full-time in 2022 after 36 years of experience as Senior Executive with major entrepreneurial listed corporates based in the US, Europe and the Middle East, and a year on the Company’s Advisory Board. He has managed several companies as CEO, and negotiated joint ventures, led M&A transactions, developed strategy and implemented corporate development, major commercial contracts and outsources, restructures and turnarounds on four continents. He is on the roll of the Quebec Bar and a Solicitor (England and Wales).

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CFD and Thermal/Structural Simulation Manager
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Head of Marketing and Business Development
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finance director
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