Anntonette Dailey

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Anntonette Dailey is a member of the Defence Council of Victoria and until recently, the Executive Director at the Australian Space Agency. As a chartered engineer she brings more than 18 years senior executive capability, working across multiple Government agencies, not for profit and consultancies.

Anny is currently working with numerous businesses to expand their footprint in the Australian space industry, mentoring start-ups and supporting the next generation of STEM leadership. She is also completing a Masters of National Security Policy where she was recently awarded an ANU-National Intelligence Community scholarship.

As a vocal proponent of diversity, Anny has been a natural advocate of supporting all forms of diversity, inclusion and equity. She regularly speaks on these topics and is a founding member of the Space Diversity Network.

With more than 20 years across the Australian space industry, Anntonette has presented at parliamentary hearings, advised businesses, government and parliamentary members on all matters relating to space industry in Australia. She is also a passionate advocate of STEM engagement and workforce development. Anny was the founder of Australia’s first Australian Space Discovery Centre based in Adelaide.


Anntonette is a high-profile space industry expert with extensive experience across government and industry.



  • Advisor to Government, Parliamentarians and Industry on space industry matters
  • Executive Director, Australian Space Agency
  • Director roles in Bureau of Meteorology, Prime Minister & Cabinet, Communications and environmental portfolios.
  • Board member, Aviation Aerospace Australia


  • Bachelor of Engineering from University of Technology, Sydney
  • Master of National Security Policy, Australian National University


  • National Committee Space Engineering, Engineers Australia
  • Member, Space Industry Association of Australia
  • Member, Aviation Aerospace Australia
  • Member, Geospatial Council of Australia
  • Member, Engineers Australia


  • 2023, Scholarship ANU and the National Security Community
  • 2023, Finalist, Space Professional of the Year
  • 2020, AFR Top 100 Women of Influence
  • 2018, UTS Engineering Graduate of the Year
Page last updated 18 Jan 2024
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