Yvette Hopkins

Executive Vice President, Shetland Space & Security. SaxaVord Spaceport

COL (retired) Yvette C. Hopkins is an Executive with Shetland Space Centre focused on the Establishment of a Spaceport Complex in Shetland, Scotland (Launch & Data services), Global Development, Government & Community outreach, and Education, Skills, & Employment. Yvette brings her expertise as a Leader, Data and Intelligence expert, and as a collaborative partner to the UK Space Sector.

Yvette retired to Shetland, Scotland after a 28-year career as a US Military Intelligence officer culminating as the Director of Intelligence for Special Operations Command, Africa; and previously as a Brigade Commander.

Yvette’s education includes: Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Master ‘s in Strategy and Operational Planning , and Master’s in National Security Studies from the US National War College. HUMINT, SIGINT, CYBER, and Italian Certificates

Yvette is a designated Global Scot, a Board Trustee for Shetland Charitable Trust, and a Board Director for two Non-Profit organizations in both the United States and UK.

She lives a not-so-quiet life in Shetland

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7th July 2021

Keynote Theatre

UK Spaceports; Launching the ‘Great British Space Race’

In this ‘Farnborough First’ gathering together four of the seven potential spaceports in the UK, you will hear an update on their progress, plans and aspirations for the future.

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