Aude is the Chief Technology Officer of the Australian Space Agency. where she is responsible for developing the agency’s technical \ strategy, defining the scope of its space programs, and managing the delivery of those programs. She is a space and aeronautics engineer by training who started her career at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands. She became a source of expertise for the test campaign of all scientific programmes run by ESA from their early phase, such as Rosetta. She was appointed Test Manager for the X-ray Multi Mirror mission (XMM), then the largest scientific space program ever carried out by ESA. Her resume includes extensive private industry experience as well, particularly in digital broadcasting.