Nova Systems partners to ensure pathways for women in Defence
Sep 3, 2020
Nova Systems has partnered with ‘The Future Through Collaboration’ (TFTC) mentoring program to help build pathways within the Australian defence landscape for women in the fields of STEM.
This year, three Novans with backgrounds in engineering and program management will participate in the program as mentees where they will be provided with the opportunity to work with senior mentors and develop skills that will allow them to thrive within the defence industry.
Stepping into the mentoring roles, are four Novans with a diverse mix of experience and knowledge across Strategy, Marketing, Engineering, and Project Management.
“We value the partnership we have formed with TFTC program which contributes to increasing the representation of women within the Defence industry and providing them with the opportunity to grow and enhance their skills in a supportive and more inclusive environment,” said Steven Robinson, Chief Executive Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand.
“Nova’s ongoing involvement in the mentoring program demonstrates our continued commitment to placing people at the centre of everything we do and working to strengthen the retention of women within the Defence industry,” he said.
- Seamus Miller, General Manager Strategy & Marketing.
- Kelly Lance, Senior Systems Engineer.
- Sue Scott, Senior Systems Engineer.
- Mark Wagstaff, Senior Engineer.
- Lauren Ryan, Operations Manager.
- Libby Price, Senior Systems Engineer and Project Manager.
- Fiona Carter, Aerospace Engineer.
Established in 2015, the TFTC Mentoring Program provides women working within the engineering and project management disciplines in the Defence Industry the opportunity to work with a senior Defence Industry mentor. Over 12 months they develop skills and create a network designed to enhance the capability of the Defence Sector in Australia. www.tftc.net.au
Nova Systems is a an Australian owned and operated Global Professional Service Provider, specialising in the provision of technology enabling solutions and world class expertise to deliver complex capabilities and systems and solve technologically challenging problems. We solve the problems that really matter. Find out more about our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Action & Leadership
NOVA GROUP PLACES TOP 20 BEST PLACES TO WORK IN AUSTRALIA
Jul 22, 2020
Nova Group – Nova Systems parent company – is delighted to announce today at placing #18 in the Best Places to Work Study, Top 50 companies in Australia, 2020.
Celebrating its 20th year in business, the company has achieved a Top 50 place in the prestigious awards 9 times, cementing the Nova Group’s commitment to providing a company that is built on culture, values and people as the company continues to grow.
Commenting on the listing, Blazenka Skender, Group Chief People Officer said “We are very pleased to be named as one of the Top 50 Best Places to work in Australia in 2020. Our people are at the centre of everything we do here at Nova, and we are committed to creating a culture and environment where our people thrive and continue to solve the problems that really matter for our clients.”
Our culture encourages our people to regularly engage in authentic conversations, to ensure we deliver a positive experience for our people, now and in the future.”
The Best Places to Work study is widely acclaimed in Australia. Based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture by Great Place to Work Australia, the quality of this year’s study was higher than ever.
Great Place to Work Australia, part of Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures.
Nova Group is a 100% Australian owned and operated, leading global services provider. Founded in 2000, the Nova Group specialises in the provision of technology enabled solutions and world class expertise, to solve the problems that really matter. Nova’s businesses include professional services provider Nova Systems, aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees. With over 850 full time employees and active sub-contractors across Australia and around the globe, Nova operate in offices across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, United Kingdom and Europe.
Julie Cooper to commence as Interim Nova Group CEO
Jun 24, 2020
Julie Cooper will commence as Interim Group CEO of Nova Group when Greg Hume leaves the organisation in mid-July. A former McKinsey Management consultant, Julie has been a Non-Executive Director on the Nova Group Board for the past three years.
Her knowledge of Nova Group, combined with previous leadership roles and international experience in Banking, Defence, and Technology sectors, will ensure stability and business continuity across the Company while the Board completes a global search for a new Group CEO.
Nova Group will continue to build on its proud 20-year history of solving the problems that really matter and continue to develop and deliver innovative solutions and services to our clients.
Nova Group is an Australian owned and operated, leading global services provider. Founded in 2000, the Nova Group specialises in the provision of technology enabled solutions and world class expertise, to solve the problems that really matter. Nova’s businesses include professional services provider Nova Systems, aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees. With over 850 full time employees and active sub-contractors across Australia and around the globe, Nova operate in offices across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, United Kingdom and Europe.
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Nova Systems, Ready to Launch with the Australian Space Agency
Jun 1, 2020
Nova Systems has added to its Australian sovereign capability offering by signing an agreement with the Australian Space Agency for the provision of specialist advice in support of turnkey launch, re-entry and ground capability services.
The agreement comes as Australia prepares for increased activity, which may include launches of space objects (including high power rockets) from Australia, returning space objects to Australia, and operating launch facilities within Australia.
Commenting on the signing of the agreement, Nova Systems ANZ Chief Executive, Steven Robinson said “Our commitment to enabling a sovereign launch capability to the Australian Space Agency, reinforces our strategic agreement signed in 2018, which is founded on enhancing the capability and competitiveness of the Australian space sector.”
The Australian Space Agency’s purpose is working to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy, inspires, and improves the lives of Australians – underpinned by strong national and international engagement. They will do this by developing and implementing a regulatory system for civil space activities and ensuring entrepreneurship while protecting national safety and security.
The agreement confirms the Australian Space Agency’s recognition of Nova Systems’ experience, knowledge and independence to enable successful launch activities based on its significant in country aerospace heritage, including:
- Supporting Sub-orbital space launches conducted at the Woomera Range Complex;
- Range/Launch/Flight Safety Officer services – including managing complex launch activities, resulting in launch approval, which requires the coordination of all inputs to the launch process;
- Supporting space vehicle re-entry and recovery from international countries – including the review and coordination of operational schedules, re-entry trajectories, debris impact modelling (and associated planning of personnel exclusion zones) and search and recovery of artefacts; and
- Range activities planning and operation for trials of defence and non-defence systems from media access to safety analysis.
“We have been directly involved in space technologies for almost 20 years, offering the full breadth of technical services across the various space segments” explained Mr Robinson when referencing Nova’s satellite design, launcher selection and network management systems experience.
“Enabling Space launch and returns through support to the Australian Space Agency is a natural extension of Nova Systems’ flight test background, which covers a breadth of technologies including ISR, Unmanned Air Vehicle, sub-orbital rocket launches and hypersonic test activities.” he said.
Now in its 20th year of business, Nova Systems provides wholistic capability enabling solutions to the space domain including:
- Satellite planning and monitoring through its proprietary tool AGILESAT™
- Management and exploitation of GIS data through Nova Group business, Geoplex
- Ground station as-a-service through the Nova IGS Network, comprising hosted customer equipment tailored to LEO satellite operations
The agreement began on 9th April 2020 and will continue through to 2023.
The Australian Space Agency is a whole-of-government body, with the purpose to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry and the use of space to lift the broader economy. This will be underpinned by strong international and national engagement. In achieving this purpose, we will aspire to improve the lives of all Australians.
Nova Systems is a an Australian owned and operated Global Professional Service Provider, specialising in the provision of technology enabling solutions and world class expertise to deliver complex capabilities and systems and solve technologically challenging problems. We solve the problems that really matter.
The Nova owned and operated IGS-Network site(s) provides ground segment services to satellite owners and operators. A planned series of satellite ground segment facilities strategically located around Australia that will be tailored to meet the needs of current and future Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Orbit (GEO) small satellite missions. First site – Peterborough (SA)
Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists, helping organisations visualise data, drive competitive advantage and solve business problems.
PODCAST: Celebrating Two Decades of Homegrown Australian Ingenuity
May 22, 2020
Nova Systems’ 20-year anniversary in business is a testament to the organisation’s commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and delivering value to its stakeholders.
On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, the company’s founder and chairman, Jim Whalley, and CEO, Steve Robinson, join host Phil Tarrant to reflect on the genesis story of Nova Systems, the evolution of the organisation over the last two decades, and the story behind their infamous safari suit tradition.
They discuss how COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of Australia’s sovereign defence and industrial capabilities, share their recommendations for emerging SMEs in the defence sector, and forecast what the future holds for the business.
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