Michael Jones
CEO at Equatorial Launch Australia


Michael is the Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Equatorial Launch Australia, owners and operators o the Arnhem Space who launched three NASA rockets to over 300kms in 2022.
Michael has over 35 years of experience at the senior levels of space, aviation, corporate finance and general industrial management. An experimental Test Pilot turned successful entrepreneur and business executive as evidenced by roles as the Founder and CEO of the Aerospace Group (later acquired by and renamed Raytheon Australia); Founder, CEO and inaugural Chairman of Regional Express Airlines (REX), and recently as the Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer for Virgin Australia. Michael is a graduate of the Royal Military College, he has a Bachelor of Arts/Economics from UNSW, Grad Dip in App Investment from FINSIA, is a distinguished graduate of the Empire Test Pilots’ School UK and was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.