Roy Sach graduated in law (Monash University) but seeking a more active lifestyle served in the RAAF where he became interested in outer-space-related technologies. He was equal dux of the RAAF Staff College and won its academic prize. Subsequently, he worked in the United States where, following other positions, he was appointed an analyst in the Executive Office of the President of the United States (Pres. Clinton) before enrolling at Harvard University and completing a senior executive fellowship. Returning to Australia he served in several space-related positions including as a company director (Auspace Ltd), advisor to the Institute for Telecommunications Research and Director of (Australian) Defence Space. His current research involves the near-Earth space environment. Professor Malcolm Walter, UNSW Faculty of Science, is his supervisor.