John is the Vice Chair of the UK Space industry’s trade association, and a Senior Vice President and lead for the Secure and Assured Space Solutions Sector at CGI UK. John is part of the senior leadership team in CGI’s Space, Defence and Intelligence business unit which has been developing, delivering, operating and supporting the UK Space, Defence and Intelligence communities for over 40 years.
John holds an MSc.Eng in Geodesy and Geomatics from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He has spent the majority of his 23 year career growing the UK and European Space sector, specifically leading the strategic sales team responsible for developing and implementing CGI’s strategy for the burgeoning global navigation market. He now leads a business area which encompasses both upstream and downstream space customers, across multiple industry domains adjacent to the space sector, such as security, aerospace, and intelligent transport.
In addition to his UKspace role, John is also chair of the UK’s National Space Skills Advisory Panel responsible for championing and coordinating activities for the Space sector which will assure the skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce that the sector will need to support the ambitious growth envisaged.