head of engineering
Akshay Nayak is a mechanical engineer with a masters in technology management and is currently Technology and Customer Relations Manager at Securonix. With his expertise in areas from engineering design to cybersecurity, he will drive and oversee the Off-World Tech Hub and its relationship with a range of technology partners, and manage the range of technologies in Antarctica for ARC’s sustainability, from life support to communication.
head of communications
Carla Sharpe has an MBA from the International Space University and is currently working on her PhD in Space Studies at the University of Cape Town. She is a founder of the South African Space Association and currently serves on the Management Committee of both the Association and Women in Aerospace Africa. Carla is the Business Manager at Africa’s largest Science undertaking, the Square Kilometer Array Telescope (ska.ac.za).
Founder & President - Biosphere Foundation
Chief Operations Officer & Captain of sailing vessel Mir - Biosphere Foundation
Chief Financial Officer & Director of Agriculture & Forestry - Biosphere Foundation
Go Trolley Films - Production
Joanna Higgs, a skilled filmmaker, narrator and communicator, internationally award-winning documentary director/producer and potential PhD candidate has been a journalist, editor, producer and director for both local and international television networks. She started Go Trolley Films in 2007 and working with the ethos that ‘anything is possible’, the team has grown into a family of talented, committed professionals.
Jo is a specialist in media for development on the African continent with particular skills working in Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. Go Trolley Films is profoundly proud to be the production partner for Proudly Human and the ‘Off-World’ series.