Mr. Chris Hewett

General Manager,
Strategy and Policy,
Austrarian Space Agency (ASA)

Chris is responsible for the Agency’s policy development, coordination and industry growth facilitation. Chris leads the development of advice, to achieve the vision in the Australian Civil Space Strategy, including how to grow Australian industry through investment and workforce development. Chris, along with his team, engage across government and international counterparts on space matters and development opportunities to assist in achieving this outcome.

Chris has previously held Senior Executive Service roles at the Department of Defence and the Department of Finance. Chris’ career in government began in national security, where he built and lead teams that designed, delivered and used space technologies for 15 years. Chris enjoys working with partners, both in industry and government, and has extensive international experience from both before and after joining government. His education includes Masters Degrees in Strategic Policy and Space Operations, and an Honours Degree in Ancient History from the University of Sydney.