11-12 September 2024

SEC Glasgow


Dr Paul Bate

Chief Executive Officer. 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.

UK Space Agency


Wednesday 11 September


10:00 - 10:20   |   Keynote Theatre

The UK’s Leadership in Space and Scotland’s Role

Dr Paul Bate

Chief Executive Officer,
UK Space Agency


10:20 - 11:10   |   Keynote Theatre

Empowering Growth and Enhancing Support Mechanisms for Space Sector SMEs

Joanna Hart

Space Partnership

Dr Paul Bate

Chief Executive Officer,
UK Space Agency

Dr Hina Khan

Executive Director,
Space Scotland