President - Oliver Paxton

Oliver is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in Hypersonics, and the 2020 President of the Australian Youth Aerospace Association.

Oliver’s involvement with the AYAA began in 2016 after he started attending the association’s local movie nights, networking nights, and mock interviews. Following this, Oliver has held many different positions within the AYAA including: QLD Treasurer (2017), National Secretary (2018), and Vice President – Strategy (2019).

Oliver is a Graduate from the University of Queensland with a Bachelors (1st Class Honours) & Masters of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering. Oliver’s working experience includes working at Boeing Defence Australia and Oxford University in the Hypersonics Group designing and running experiments in their testing facilities.

In 2020, Oliver is looking forward to further developing sustainable financial and business models across all AYAA projects.