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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, Craneware 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. He founded and was formerly the first President of Virgin Galactic.

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John Hanley


John is the Chair of UKspace, and a Senior Vice President at CGI UK, where he is part of the senior leadership team in CGI UK’s Space, Defence and Intelligence business unit which has been developing, delivering, operating and supporting the UK Space, Defence and Intelligence communities for over 40 years.

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Doug Liddle


Doug is the Vice-Chair of UKspace, and CEO of In-Space Missions, which he co-founded in 2015. The company was founded to develop new space-enabled services and offer expert consultancy to industry, academia and government.

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Nick Shave


Nick Shave is Treasurer of the UKspace trade association and Managing Director of Astroscale Ltd.

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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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Colin Baldwin

Head of Policy

Colin is UKspace's Head of Policy – a role that he took up in June 2022. Prior to this, he was Head of Local Growth Strategy at the UK Space Agency where he was responsible for developing space clusters across the country, fostering university-business collaborations and supporting space start-ups and scale-ups.

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