The UK Space Agency – Towards 2030

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 17:30 – 17:45

Location: Bremen Conference Center – CCB Hansesaal


The UK space sector is growing.  The UK Space Agency is driving this growth through the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, with an ambition to secure 10% of the future global market by 2030.

International partnerships and the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ are vital to the UK Space Agency achieving its own 2030 goals.  In collaboration with industry, academia and non-profit entities, its largest programme funds projects which use space solutions to make a positive and practical impact on the lives of those living in emerging and developing economies.

This session therefore provides an opportunity to hear direct from the UK Space Agency’s Chief Executive, Dr Graham Turnock, about progress in achieving its 2030 growth target; the priorities, opportunities and challenges lying ahead for the UK space sector; and how his vision aims to both manage and maximise them.

Organized by:
The UK Space Agency


Graham Turnock

Chief Executive,

UK Space Agency,

United Kingdom


Full Bio

Graham has been CEO at the UK Space Agency, an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) since March 2017. Prior to this he led the Better Regulation Executive, a unit within BEIS. He holds a PhD in Particle Physics from Cambridge University for theoretical work at CERN.

Graham also holds a diploma in public administration from the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He has extensive experience across Whitehall and at a European level – a key priority for the Agency’s head. He has worked in the European Commission and held several other posts in the UK Civil Service with a strong European element, including the Treasury’s lead on the EU budget. Previously he has been the BEIS representative on the Met Office board while outside of work he is a trustee of the Youth Hostels Association and a keen cyclist.