6-7 March 2024

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre


Andrew Ratcliffe

Chief Engineer.

Speaker profile

Andrew Ratcliffe is Chief Engineer at the UK Space Agency (UKSA) leading the Office of the Chief
Engineer (OCE) which serves as principal advisor to the Deputy CEO on matters pertaining to the
technical readiness and execution of UKSA programmes. Andrew also represents HMG as head of delegation at a number of international forums including the UNCOPUS STSC and IADC. Prior to
joining the UKSA, Andrew worked for Airbus Defence and Space where his role included leading a
number of mission studies and technology development activities including the development of a
Harpoon for capturing space debris.


Wednesday 07 June


16:40 - 17:30   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: Establishing a robust commercial launch sector

Luigi Scatteia

Space Practice Leader,

Tim Johnson

Policy Director,
UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Andrew Ratcliffe

Chief Engineer

Alan Thompson

Government Affairs,
Skyrora Ltd

Kelvin Coleman

Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation,
Federal Aviation Administration

John Whalley

Chief Executive,
Aerospace Wales Forum