UK Space Agency to lose its head in November

by | Aug 2, 2012 | Seradata News | 0 comments

It has been announced that the Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, David Williams, will be leaving in November to become Group Executive of Australia’s national science agency, the Information Sciences at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Williams was appointed Director General of the British National Space Centre (BNSC) in May 2006, and became the Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency on its creation in April 2010.  Williams also became Chairman of ESA Council.  In both roles, he has overseen the opening of a new European Space Agency centre at Harwell and presided over the creation fo the International Space Innovation Centre there.  In his time in post, Williams has also overseen the creation of hte National Space Technology Programme and the Catapult programme benefiting satellite applications.

About Seradata

Seradata produce the renowned SpaceTrak Launch & Satellite Database. Trusted by 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, SpaceTrak is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).

For more information go to www.seradata.com/spacetrak

Related Articles

NASA loses its administrator Jim Bridenstine…as UK Space Agency’s loses CEO Graham Turnock & ESA Head Jan Woerner leaves early

For very different reasons, two major space agencies confirmed in January that they were losing their leaders with another declaring Read more

UK Cabinet Reshuffle: UK loses yet another space minister…and its main finance minister after Machiavellian moves

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reshuffled his Cabinet in February. While many of the moves had been telegraphed – mainly Read more

UK Space Conference 2019: Few major announcements but plenty of political enthusiasm on show

While General Election "purdah" curbed policy announcements and political appearances at the 2017 UK Space Conference in Manchester, hopes were Read more

Newquay gets the nod from the UK Government to be a horizontal space port…as Virgin Orbit sues OneWeb for booking cancellation fees

With the Sutherland Space Port chosen for vertical launches to near-polar low Earth orbits, another UK airport was needed to Read more

On a Lighter Note: Her Majesty talks “through her hat” in space-ed out Queen’s speech and has trouble with the “Rozzers” and tardy “Black Rod”

It is not just strangely attired types that turn up at the UK general election constituency results (see earlier story), official Read more

UK Space Conference 2017: A nice social but panel discussions are purdah-ed and brexit-ed to death (well almost)

While British workers still commute there, London is not really a British city anymore. For most “normal” salary workers cannot really afford to Read more

Westcott gets UK Space Agency funding for new thruster test chambers

The UK Space Agency is investing GBP£4.12 million in a National Propulsion Test Facility at the Westcott centre in Buckinghamshire. In Read more

Farnborough 2016: Greg Clark has his first gig at air show as new Secretary of State for Business

Having previously been the University and Science minister in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition, Greg Clark MP has now been appointed the Read more

Cookies & Privacy

Click here to read about use of cookies on the website

Categories

Archives