Deputy Head, Australian Space Agency
Anthony Murfett is Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency, where Anthony has oversight of
strategy, policy and day-to-day operations and supports the Agency Head in monitoring the
performance of the Agency.
Anthony has worked as Minister Counsellor, Industry, Science and Education at the Australian
Embassy in Washington DC and as General Manager of the Growth Centres Branch within the
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in Canberra. Anthony ensures the Agency delivers
on its purpose to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that contributes
to productivity and employment across the Australian economy.
Dedicated to purpose, Anthony brings an entrepreneurial spirit to the Agency, valuing partnerships
while drawing strength from diversity and pushing the boundaries of our knowledge.
As a road bike enthusiast, Anthony is not only at the forefront of space industry development, he is
well on his way to cycling the distance to the moon (238,855 miles or 384,400 km), having ridden
and competed across the country and the globe.