Nick Shave

Managing Director. Astroscale Ltd

Nick joined Astroscale in June 2022 to lead the development of the Astroscale business in the UK and Europe. He is a senior leader with extensive experience and a strong reputation built up over 30 years in the European space and defence industries.

Nick’s experience includes general management, strategic business development, programme management, systems engineering, security, senior customer account management, and business operations. His experience includes operational leadership for a business unit of 150 staff, sales of over $100m per year, and programmes in excess of $150m in value.

He was formally Vice President of Strategic Programmes at Inmarsat, the global satellite operator, and previously held senior roles at CGI, Logica, with both Airbus and Thales Alenia Space, and at the UK MOD Defence Research Agency in Farnborough.

Nick is the current Chair of UKspace, the trade association of the UK space industry. In this role, he led the engagement with the UK Government on industrial consultation for the 1st UK National Space Strategy published in September 2021.

Nick is educated to MBA level and holds an MSc in Spacecraft Technology & Satellite Communications from University College London.

Nick serves as a Council of the Royal Aeronautical Society where he is also a Fellow. He is also a Trustee of charity UK Students for Exploration and Development of Space (UK SEDS).

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