Andy Thomas Space Foundation’s Honourable Appointment


The Andy Thomas Space Foundation is bolstering its ranks with the appointment of the Honourable Grace Portolesi joining the Foundation as Executive Director, on 1 February 2023.

The Hon Portolesi is a Member of the South Australian Parliament and former Minister in portfolios that included Education and Science.

She has also been a prominent advocate for the interests of young people and for social development programs in general. She also has recent experience in the private sector, providing expert support for innovative projects involving, among other topics, space education in schools.

This appointment follows the decision by Nicola Sasanelli AM to resign as CEO following his retirement from the South Australia Government on 31 January 2023.


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