Anntonette Dailey

Executive Director, Australian Space Agency


Government, Leadership, STEMM, Public Service

Travels from Adelaide, SA


Anntonette Dailey is an Executive Director at the Australian Space Agency and commenced in the Agency soon after it was establised in July 2018. Anny is responsible for the administration of the Agency and ensuring it meets it government requirements. In addition to managing the finances, human resources and event management, Anny is also responsible for all communications for the Agency and has a personal goal to meet the key values of the Agency – namely to inspire Australians and ‘do cool stuff’.

As a chartered professional engineer, Anny graduated with honours at the University of Technology Sydney and took on a career in sustainability, with a focus on water and energy efficiency. Whilst Anny has worked in multiple roles in the Australian Public Service, she also has experience in consultancy and the not-for-profit sector.

Anny has previously worked as part of the senior executive leadership teams at the Bureau of Meteorology, Department of Communications, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of the Environment and Department of Regional Australia.

Career highlights includes leading value for money asssessments on the recovery of Queensland after the floods and Cyclone Yasi in 2011 as part of the Disaster Recovery Taskforce. Anny also worked in remote infrastructure and housing in remote Indigenous communities, as well as leading a Prime Ministerial visit with members of cabinet to the Torres Strait and northern Australia in 2015.

Anny is mother to Skye, a two year old, fur-mum to two labradors and wife to Chris. In her spare time, Anny likes to read, walk the dogs, go on playdates, play netball, yell at the Brumbies and Wallabies (and occassionally the Springboks) and watch motorsport.

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