Deputy CEO for Programme Delivery (Job Share)

Chris White-Horne


Chris is Deputy CEO (job share) at the UK Space Agency.

Together with Annelies Look, he is responsible for the delivery of all the UK Space Agency’s major programmes, from space science, exploration and Earth Observation missions, to enabling satellite launch from UK spaceports and improving space sustainability.

Chris joined the UK Space Agency in 2023, having previously been the Senior Responsible Owner (job share) for the Rail Transformation Programme in the Department for Transport. Previously Chris had a 25-year career in defence and aviation, including as programme director and chief engineer in the international programme office for the Typhoon aircraft programme in Munich.

Chris lives in Gloucestershire and beyond his day job is a trombone teacher, music charity trustee and non-executive director of a multi-academy school trust.

Deputy CEO for Programme Delivery (Job Share)

The Deputy CEO is responsible for the delivery of all national space programmes across the UK Space Agency.

The role also deputises for the CEO in their absence, chairs the UK Space Agency Delivery Board, is the Agency’s head of profession for programme and project delivery and is a member of the UK Space Agency Steering Board.

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