Carley is leading the development of the Arnhem Space Centre, securing a world first with NASA planning to launch its rockets at the site in 2021, and undertaking discussions that can pave the way for enhanced international trade in the space sector.
She is on the Board of the Space Industry Association of Australia, an advisor to the CSIRO on the Advanced Manufacturing Committee; sits on the SmartSat CRC’s Aurora Committee, and, is on the Inner Melbourne Metropolitan Partnerships Committee.
Previously, Carley was entrusted by Rio Tinto and the Northern Territory Government as the inaugural CEO building a multi-million-dollar economic development company which is now internationally referred to as best-practice for business development, innovation and investment practices in transitioning economies.
From multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects in Victoria, to managing significant remote area assets and advising on structural industry reform in the Northern Territory, Carley’s experience provides informed considerations to shape current and future industry development opportunities from a strategic and practical perspective.
Recognised as a 2020 finalist for the Space Connect ‘Executive of the Year’, Carley has also been ranked in the top ‘100 Women of Influence’ by AFR in 2019/2020, nominated for ‘Australian of the Year’ in 2018, and in 2017, Carley won the Telstra Business Women’s Award (For Purpose, Northern Territory).
Carley is passionate about enterprise, international trade, and the role of new technologies in the delivery of positive outcomes for humanity. She also enjoys spending time with her family, indulging in hand made chocolates, and trying to find time for some VR gaming.