27 December 2019 – The former President of UKspace, Andy Green, has been awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours list, which recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.
Andy Green was President of UKspace for a decade before stepping down earlier this year. He was instrumental in the development of the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy, which set the UK space sector on its current growth trajectory.
Last year, in his role as Chair of the Space Sector Council, Andy set out a new vision for the sector – Prosperity from Space – which explained how the sector can create 30,000 new high-skilled jobs by 2030.
Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, said: “I’m sure that everybody in the UK space sector would join me in congratulating Andy Green on this honour, and thanking him for his tireless work to promote and support space in the UK. During Andy’s time as President of UKspace, our the sector has grown by 60%, employing 42,000 people across the country and supporting £300 billion of the wider economy with the provision of satellite services.”
Andy Green is also a member of the Digital Economy Council, a CBI Board member, a trustee of ABESU and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. Andy was appointed Chairman of the Digital Catapult in June 2013. He chairs IG Group plc, a global leader in online trading, is a Non Executive Director at ARM Holdings plc, the world’s leading microprocessor IP company, and Avanti plc, a global broadband satellite operator.
Andy was CEO and a member of the board of Logica from January 2008 to August 2012. Prior to joining Logica, he was a board member at BT plc. During his 21 years at BT, Andy held several senior positions, including CEO of BT Global Services and CEO of BT Openworld.