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.
John holds an MSc.Eng in Geodesy and Geomatics from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He has spent the majority of his 25-year career growing the UK and European Space sector, specifically leading the strategic sales team responsible for developing and implementing CGI’s strategy for the burgeoning global navigation market. He now leads a business area which encompasses both upstream and downstream space customers, across multiple industry domains adjacent to the space sector, such as defence, security, aerospace and intelligent transport. He has a proven track record in delivering highly complex programmes and building strong strategic relationships across multiple senior stakeholders.
In addition to his UKspace role, John is also chair of the UK’s National Space Skills Advisory Panel responsible for championing and coordinating activities for the Space sector which will assure the skilled, diverse and innovative workforce that the sector will need to support the ambitious growth envisaged.