Chris Lee

UK Space AgencyChief Scientist

Chief Scientist and Head of Sustainable Development Programmes at UK Space Agency

Chris graduated from University of Leicester in 1980 with an MSc in Space Science. He then joined the UK space industry, mainly concentrating on missions supporting astronomy, planetary and earth sciences.

In 2014 he joined the UK Space Agency as the first Head of International Space Policy and Head of Delegation at UNCOPUOS. Chris developed the Agency “International Partnership Programme” aimed at meeting UN SDG Agenda 2030 – the biggest example of its kind in the world. Chris became the UK Board Member for the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” and Chaired this organisation in 2017, when it was given the “William T Pecora” Award. In 2018 Chris moved across to take over the Science portfolio at the Agency and was appointed Chief Scientist. Chris remains Head of Sustainable Development Programmes.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States