Michelle is a professional leader and governance expert with 20+ years of experience in business, finance and law.
She is the Chief Executive Officer of the Satellite Canada Innovation Network, advancing technology development for the space sector. She creates, leads and advocates for policies and programs that support commercial space. With over 20 years of global experience in business, finance and law, acquired through her work around the world, including Canada, the USA, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.
She has also worked on behalf of the United Nations to strengthen international collaboration, inspired the next generation of space leaders, and foster a constructive ecosystem through international space policy and law. Michelle sits on the Advisory Committee, Western University’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) and on the Board of C-Core. She served on the Government of Canada’s Space Advisory Board and on Canada’s Global Affairs Remote Sensing Space Systems Act Advisory Committee. She holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Simon Fraser University in Canada, is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute in the UK, Fellow Governance Professionals of Canada and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration in Space Commerce from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.