11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Matthew Archer

Missions and Capabilities Director for Launch. UK Space Agency

Speaker profile

Matthew is Missions and Capabilities Director for Launch at the UK Space Agency, responsible for
achieving the first small satellite launch from Europe and helping the UK become the leading
provider of commercial small satellite launch services (Europe) by 2030.

Since joining the UK Space Agency in January 2018, Matt has worked as Commercial Space Director,
where he was responsible for delivering HMG’s ambition of creating a safe and sustainable
commercial market for small satellite launch in the UK by 2030, including enabling the first launch
from Europe. Matt has also worked as Head of EU Exit where he was responsible for all negotiations
and preparations for EU withdrawal, and subsequently led the UK Space Agency’s advice on
OneWeb’s acquisition. Before 2018 Matt undertook a range of strategy, policy, and delivery roles in
HM Revenue & Customs.

Matt graduated from Southampton University having studied Economics.


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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