6-7 March 2024

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre


Andrew Stanniland

Chief Executive Officer. Thales Alenia Space

Speaker profile

Andrew has been the Chief Executive Officer of Thales Alenia Space in the UK since September 2019. Prior to Thales Alenia Space, Andrew was Vice President of Market Development and Strategy at Inmarsat where he led a global team in delivering the Global Government Business Unit’s strategy, resulting in growth and diversification of customer revenues and geographical reach. He started his career as a satellite systems engineer in Matra Marconi Space (now Airbus Defence and Space), before taking the lead role in service development and design for the UK Skynet 5 programme. In 2003, he became the VP of Business Development, Sales and Marketing leading the export sales team, delivering military satellite communications services to a number of the UK’s allies. He has a BEng in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College, London and has over 25 years’ experience in the Space industry, designing and selling complex solutions to government and defence customers across the world. In July of this year, Andrew was elected to the ADS Trade Association Board as VP for Space.


Thursday 08 June


10:10 - 11:00   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: Space Sovereignty: Perspectives on the Future of the global space governance

Andrew Stanniland

Chief Executive Officer,
Thales Alenia Space

Aviv Kanelbaum

Business Development and Marketing Manager - Space Division,

Troy Brashear

Vice President, National Security Systems,
Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Geoff McBride

Chief Innovation Adviser,
UK Space Command