Aude Vignelles is the Executive Director, Program and Capability, of the Australian Space Agency. As part of the senior executive team, Aude leads and is responsible for maintaining awareness of the state of the art for the Australian space industry, supporting strategic priority setting and delivering on domestic and international activities. Prior to this role, Aude was the National Manager, Satellite Operations at nbn. Previously, Aude held senior and executive roles within Foxtel, Austar, Telstra, and Technicolor.
Aude is a space and aeronautics engineer (graduating from ENSICA, Toulouse) who started her career at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. Her 25 years of experience in delivering large and complex programs embrace the introduction of new technology in the telecommunication, space and media industries. Aude has been living in Australia for the past 18 years and has contributed to the Australian space capability through White Papers, events at conferences with the growing start up community in Australia, and promotion for Women in Space and Engineering at universities.