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Kim Ellis Hayes is a highly accomplished leader in the fields of STEM, space research, and aerospace education. With an impressive executive background in mining, mineral processing, and advanced manufacturing processes, coupled with Aerospace legal credentials, Kim has established herself as an expert in space-related technology policy, strategy, and programs worldwide.

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I'm Kim Ellis Hayes

Kim is an award winning Australian Lawyer, Scientist and STEM Professional who traded her steelcap boots and hardhat for a Spacesuit. After working as a mining research scientist in Australia for all of her career, she lost the job she loved during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. Re-inventing herself and her career led to being selected to train to conduct research onboard Suborbital Spacecraft in the United States, and creating strategic space industry workforce training and education. Raised in rural Australia, Kim's simple beginnings led to her belief in the power of education and that anyone can create opportunity in opposition.
As a Science, Technology, Innovation & STEM speaker, Kim speaks around the world on promoting and supporting Diversity in STEM, Innovative ways to build the Future Space Workforce and leadership for women in building a Unique Career to the Stars. As Space opens up to humanity in ways we never imagined before, Kim's goal is to be the first Australian woman (and Lawyer) to conduct Research on a Commercial Suborbital Spaceflight. Stay tuned as Kim reaches for the Stars!


"I invited Kim to share her unique international insight and experience as a speaker for the Space Congress which has been held each year at Cape Canaveral since the early 1960’s. I took over as NASA liaison for Space Congress in 2016 and wanted  to add more international speakers. Kim’s  presentations were exciting, interesting and engaging, and I highly recommend Kim as a speaker, panelist or moderator for your next conference, training or event- she is a true professional. (The Space Congress is a 3 day conference which brings together space industry experts and leaders and attracts an audience of around 1000 people including current and former Astronauts, NASA space program professionals and Commercial Space Industry leaders)."

- Suzy Cunningham, 

Aerospace Engineer, NASA Kennedy Space Center Strategy & Integration Manager


"Kim was invited to speak at the bi-annual Flinders Horizon Award Leadership Summit which featured distinguished and experienced leaders across a range of industries and disciplines. Kim delivered an inspiring and engaging presentation to Flinders university students, with honest and generous responses to student questions. Kim was excellent to work with – super prepared and professional - and we were delighted with the positive feedback we received from students. Thank you for sharing your story Kim!


- Ursula Bronicki, 

Team Leader Flinders Horizon Award

"One of the most essential ingredients for a great Awards night is the keynote speaker – and Kim was the highlight of the night. The moment Kim took to the stage, the audience of more than 350 were enthralled. Her story is unique and inspiring, and it was delivered with such genuine energy and presence. 

 Kim’s illustrious career, taking her all the way to NASA is incredible and should be heard. She has the ability to connect with people in a powerful way – I would highly recommend Kim, and would be honoured to have her speak at future events. dantia.com.au "

- Peter Francis, 

Dantia CEO, Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards in 2019

The Beta version of the Kim Ellis Hayes Fan Page is now available for signup.  


This is where you will be able to visit to check out some of the cool resources which I have developed for kids (of all ages) & our team are putting together a cool store for those people who love space merch!

Take me to the Fan Page!