Michael Cook is the President of the South Australian Branch of the AIIA. He is also Assistant Manager in the Office of the Space Regulator, within the Australian Space Agency where he is responsible for Australia’s engagement with the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, its Subcommittees, working groups and expert groups. Michael has worked in the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources since 2012. He has primarily worked in international science and innovation roles with various bilateral and multilateral responsibilities. He has also worked across a range of policy and program areas within the department including entrepreneurship, the service economy, international education, and domestic science policy.