Christopher manages the Australian Space Agency’s regulatory and international obligations responsibilities. This includes overseeing the Agency’s responsibilities under the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018. Christopher manages engagement with industry to assure compliance with the requirements of the Act and coordinates civil space regulatory activities across government. He has oversight of safety and risk of space access activities, with the aim to develop and sustain safe launch operations in Australia.
Christopher has previously held Senior Executive management and engineering roles at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Department of Defence.
Christopher is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and has a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace), Master of Business Administration and a Master of Government and Commercial Law.