Director, Growth, UK Space Agency

Catherine Mealing-Jones CPFA

Catherine Mealing-Jones CPFA

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Biography

Catherine joined the UK Space Agency from the Home Office in January 2012 to lead work on the Agency’s goal of growing the UK space sector. She leads the development of new uses, new users, new applications, new technologies and a new attitude to the use of space in order to grow the space sector. She and her team are responsible for delivering and/ or coordinating the government input to the development of Earth observation, telecommunications, and standards working through the EU, ESA and nationally and internationally, she is also responsible for providing the conditions to enable:

  • Government /public sector use of space to drive efficiency and effectiveness and to enable growth in the sector through the Space for Smarter Government Programme
  • The development of regional / local clusters including the UK Space Gateway at Harwell Oxford
  • Incubation and technology transfer opportunities for new companies

Catherine is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant. She is a lay member of Council at the University of Bath.

Director of Growth UK Space Agency catherine.mealingjones@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 01793 418082

Director, Growth, UK Space Agency

The director is responsible for expanding the UK Space Agency on a national and international scale. This means monitoring global and European space bodies, such as the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security. They are also responsible for seeing through the innovation and growth strategy, and developing relationships with the public sector and industry partners.