Katherine CourtneyGlobal Advisor
  • United Kingdom

Katherine Courtney’s Bio

Katherine Courtney is a non-executive director, strategic advisor, and former CEO of the UK Space Agency.

She has over 20 years’ experience in business innovation, start-up and expansion in the UK, Europe, and other geographies; and more than 14 years’ experience developing and implementing high-profile UK government policy and programs – ranging from critical national infrastructure to economic growth.

As a Senior Civil Servant, she led several landmark technology-enabled transformation programs for the UK Government and steered five cross-cutting pieces of legislation successfully through Parliament.

During her tenure at the UK Space Agency, she opened the UK market to commercial satellite launch and led €1.4bn investment in collaborative European space missions.

In her early executive career, she developed new ventures for Cable & Wireless plc, British Telecom, and a series of international technology start-ups.


Katherine Courtney holds a Bachelors degree from the College of William and Mary and a Masters of Business Administration from London Business School. 

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