Chief Executive, UK Space Agency

Dr Paul Bate


Paul has been CEO of the UK Space Agency, an Executive Agency of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), since September 2021. He leads a team of more than 300 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.

Chief Executive, UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency’s Chief Executive leads a team of more than 250 who provide technical advice on government’s space strategy, and guide the UK space sector to deliver government’s vision.

The UK Space Agency designs and delivers programmes that implement government’s strategy, including as a sponsor of national capabilities and an early-stage investor in space research and development. They promote the UK space sector’s interests and achievements, make connections to join up industry and academia, and represent the UK in international space programmes.

UK Space Agency