Mr. Anthony Murfett is the Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency. He is responsible for performance of the organization and has oversight of strategy, policy and operations. Prior to this role, he was the Minister Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC. Previously, he was the General Manager of the Growth Centres Branch within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. He has also worked across a number of areas within the industry and innovation portfolios within the Australian Government. These include the Australian Research Council and Australian Patent Office. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also has a background in biotechnology and immunology.