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UKspace’s management team consists of:

Will Whitehorn


Will Whitehorn joined UKspace as President, in September 2019. He is Chairman, Deputy Chairman or a non-executive director of several public bodies and companies including The Royal Air Force, Stagecoach Group PLC, Good Energy PLC, the Glasgow SEC /SSE Hydro, The Scottish Gallery and Clyde Space Limited, the UK’s leading space satellite manufacturer, which was recently acquired in a ground-breaking £30 million deal by ÅAC Microtec. He remains on the board of the renamed ÅAC Clyde Space.

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Graham Peters


Graham Peters is Chair of the UKspace trade association, VP space for ADS and Chair of the Space Growth Partnership. Having spent over 30 years in the space industry, he has gained experience in research and development, growing businesses and exporting around the world in the domains of satellite manufacturing, spacecraft operations, satellite navigation, satellite communications, electronic parts procurement, training & simulation and applications.

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Nick Shave

Vice Chair

Nick Shave is Vice Chair of the UKspace trade association, and member of the leadership team within Inmarsat’s Global Government business unit, supporting over 80 government customers around the world with market-leading satellite services.

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Richard Peckham


Richard is an independent adviser to the space sector, following a 42-year career in the electronics and space industries, most recently at Airbus where he was Strategy and Business Development Director for the space activities of Airbus in the UK.

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Lizzie Kerr


Lizzie Kerr is the Director of UKspace, directing and developing the Trade Association as it goes through a time of transformation in making it more agile and flexible in today’s space environment.

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Penelope Utting

Membership & Communications

Penelope manages the Membership and Communications activities at UKspace, joining UKspace in September 2019 after working in careers and education guidance for 15 years, during which she took a particular interest in the challenge of engaging girls with STEM subjects.

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