- 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.