Director of Regulation

Nicola Higgins



Nicola joined the UK Space Agency in 2018 as Director of Regulation.

She has held a wide range of roles in the civil service, at the Ministry of Defence, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and Department for Communities and Local Government.

Nicola joined the UK Space Agency from her position as Head of Strategy and Policy at the Oil and Gas Authority, where she worked at the interface of industry, government and Parliament, and building and implementing new regulatory frameworks.

A social scientist by training, Nicola spent her early career in academia, being awarded a PhD and then research fellowship at the University of Cambridge.

Director of Regulation