OAD Director, Kevin Govender, has been featured as a Career Hero and Space Science Influencer by the National Schools Observatory, UK.
In the Careers section of their website, NSO include profiles of a number of leaders and research scientists in positions of influence at unviersities and other institutions. They emphasize that scientists not only require ”science knowledge but also other skills such as time management, social skills, and budget management”.
Other influencers profiled so far are: astronaut Charles Bolden Jr, astronaut John Glenn, past IAU President and astronomer Silvia Torres-Peimbert, and Alice Bunn, International Director at UK Space Agency.
“I see every day how people who are moved by our place in the universe are inspired to move others”
– Kevin Govender, Director of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development