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)
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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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Nova Systems shortlisted for 2020 Most Innovative Companies awards!
May 14, 2020
The 2020 Most Innovative Companies awards are fast approaching and Nova Systems has been shortlisted for TACPLANNER!
TACPLANNER is an innovative modern web application that optimises space satellite communications. Deployed in a cyber secure environment, TACPLANNER solves user’s data complexity challenges including technology updates, stove-piped data sources, manual processes, and time-dependent data.
The tool has enabled Defence’s Satellite Operations Planning Cell (SatOps) to better manage the ADF’s satellite communication assets, and has previously seen Nova awarded a place as a finalist for Defence Innovator of the Year in the 2019 Defence Industry awards.
Nova Systems has listed in the awards seven times since 2012 – last year earning a 3rd most innovative company place in the new Professional Services Category from over 800 organisations.