Our Team

Neumann Space has an engaged and passionate team made of highly skilled resources with various backgrounds in business, science and engineering. Our in-house expertise covers experimental science, mechatronics engineering and software engineering, management and business development. Our Board has significant international business, investment and technical product development experience. We also have a growing team of advisors guiding our development and growth.

The Neumann Space Team

Herve Astier

Chief Executive Officer

Herve has a business background with 20 years of experience mostly working for large American companies in global roles, with education in the United States and in France.

Herve holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, an Executive MBA (international Business), he is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) and a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Director. He is an active mentor in Entrepreneurship and a member of the National Committee for Aerospace, Defence and Aviation for the French Australian Chamber of Commerce.

Dr Patrick ‘Paddy’ Neumann

Chief Scientist and Head of R&D

Paddy founded Neumann Space in 2015 to develop and commercialise his research in pulsed cathodic arc spacecraft propulsion systems at the University of Sydney. 

Paddy holds Bachelor’s degrees in Science (physics major) and Engineering (with honours in aerospace engineering), a Master’s degree in Science and is a Doctor of Philosophy. He is an active senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and member of the AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee.

 We Take a Great Amount of Pride in What We Do