Clem Newton-Brown OAM (SKYPORTZ CEO and Founder)
Regarded as one of the key figures behind the urban aerial mobility revolution, Clem’s Skyportz business is shaping the future of cities. A former construction and planning lawyer, Clem has also served as Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne and as a Member of the Victorian Parliament. Through Skyportz and his property consultancy Whitemark, Clem is working with the industry to deliver the infrastructure that services such as Uber Air will require. Uber Air has recently chosen to trial air taxis in Melbourne – one of only three cities to be recognised by the technology giant globally. Clem has spent a lifetime around politics, law, planning, cities and pushing the boundaries. He started the first water taxi service on the Yarra River in 1992 and around the same time was getting around on a powered scooter, 25 years before the current trend for micro mobility.