Dr Paul Scully-Power AM, DSM
Dr Scully-Power is a Senior Advisor at Bondi Partners, who is now based in Bondi Beach, Australia. Paul – universally known as PSP – is Australia’s first astronaut flying aboard Challenger on the 13th mission of the Space Shuttle.
He has advised governments in Australia, the UK, and the US on space, defense, intelligence, and national security.
He is a Doctor of Science in Applied Mathematics and has a truly unique international background, with leadership and management of large programs across government, industry, and academia. This encompasses a broad spectrum of subject matter expertise in cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, smart sensors, nanotechnology, hypersonics, microsatellites, UAVs, and systems analysis and ICT.
PSP has drawn from this extensive knowledge to assist companies in shaping strategy and establishing priorities for penetrating and/or growing within government agencies and major corporations worldwide. He has unparalleled knowledge of the U.S. Federal system, and has held executive appointments under Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton.
He has served with the Royal Australian Navy, the UK Royal Navy, the US Navy, NASA, the Pentagon, US Military Intelligence, and the White House, where he was Head of a Government-Industry national strategy partnership for the design, fabrication, and operational deployment of a highly advanced, ultra-broadband, communications system.
PSP’s experience in business is equally as impressive having been Chairman, President, Executive Director, CEO and CTO which rounds out his diverse and vast global network.
He was recently awarded a US Patent for “Techniques for biometric authentication of user of mobile device.”
From 2011 to 2015 he was a senior advisor to the U.S. Government in Washington, DC, including the US Army G-2 (Military Intelligence), INSCOM, NVESD, and MACE. On returning to Australia, he co-founded The Ripper Corp (drones for the saving of lives), and currently serves on the Department of Defence External Review Board and is the Adjunct Industry Professor in the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute, University of Technology Sydney.
He has served as Chairman of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Australia’s FAA), Chancellor of Bond University, CTO of the Tenix Group (Australia’s largest sovereign defence company), and Chairman of the Queensland Premier’s Science & Technology Council.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, Freeman of the City of London, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Senior Fellow of the International Strategic Studies Association in Washington, DC, and a Life Member of the Space Industry Association of Australia. A life-size oil painting of Dr Scully-Power hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.