11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Colin Macleod

Head of UK Space Regulation. Civil Aviation Authority

Speaker profile

Colin joined the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in 2020 as Head of UK Space Regulation. He has built a team of experienced space engineers and regulators enabling the CAA to take on the legal responsibility for UK space regulation in July 2021. Prior to this Colin was Director of Legislation and Regulation in the UK Space Agency, where he led the Agency’s work with the Department for Transport on secondary legislation needed to implement the Space Industry Act 2018. Colin has also held several roles across the civil service, including Cabinet Office, Department for Business Enterprise and Skills and Department of Energy and Climate Change. He has experience in policy, operations and delivery, with extensive experience in working with regulators and industry with a focus on national and nuclear safety along with security policy and assurance. He was also a high-risk review team leader for the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

Civil Aviation Authority

Civil Aviation Authority




Wednesday 06 March


11:20 - 12:10   |   Keynote Theatre

Space launch - is there room for everyone?

Matthew Archer

Missions and Capabilities Director for Launch,
UK Space Agency

Jörn Spurmann

Chief Commercial Officer,
Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA)

Colonel Robert Long

President and Chief Operating Officer,
Space Florida

Paul Cremin, MBE

Head of Spaceflight,
Department for Transport

Colin Macleod

Head of UK Space Regulation,
Civil Aviation Authority

Debbie Strang

Chief Operating Officer,
SaxaVord UK Space Port

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