Director Military Space. Airbus Defence and Space
Allen joined Airbus Defence and Space (DS) as the UK’s Key Account Manager for Military Space in August 2017. His principal responsibility is to maintain the strong relationship that Airbus has developed with MOD and lead the development of Airbus’ space portfolio as it relates to the UK and defence and security. Allen supports the trade association body UK Space, on the Security and Defence Committee, and is also a member of the Space Information Exchange.
Allen is a regular participant of the Shreiver Space Wargame and has led the commercial team for the last 2 years. In addition, Allen supports wider space security educational efforts through university lectures to staff and students at a number of universities; he is a Visiting Fellow at Plymouth University. Prior to joining Airbus, Allen was a regular officer in the RAF for over 20 years and has also worked for the UK Space Agency. Allen remains an active reservist with No 600 (City of London) Squadron.