11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Dr Paul Bate

CEO. UK Space Agency

Speaker profile

Paul Bate has been CEO of the UK Space Agency since September 2021. He leads a team of more than 250 who provide the R&D funding to use space to increase prosperity across the world, protect the planet, and to understand the universe.

Prior to space, Paul ran global sales at Babylon Health, which floated on the New York Stock Exchange in 2021, and built a consultancy business.

Paul was David Cameron’s senior health adviser in Downing Street and led on health targets and finances in Tony Blair’s Delivery Unit. Paul holds a PhD in Particle Physics.


Wednesday 06 March


10:10 - 10:30   |   Keynote Theatre

Keynote Address - Upcoming priorities for the UK Space Agency

Dr Paul Bate

UK Space Agency


10:30 - 11:10   |   Keynote Theatre

Accelerating and deepening international cooperation - barriers and opportunities

Andy Lison

Director UK Space Team,

Dr Paul Bate

UK Space Agency

Ed Betar

Space Technology Assistant Director,
Australian Space Agency

Dr David Parker

Special Advisor to the Director General,
European Space Agency (ESA)

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