Katherine Courtney

Katherine Courtney

Katherine provides Board level strategic advice, helping innovative tech businesses start strong and scale. She’s the founder of SpaceSouth – an initiative to grow the South Coast space economy – and PrimarySpace – building STEM engagement for primary schools.

In Katherine’s early career, she developed new ventures for C&W, BT and a series of international start-ups. She then led several landmark tech-enabled UK Government programmes. She’s a former CEO of the UK Space Agency, where she opened the UK market to commercial Satellite launch and led €1.4bn investment in collaborative European space missions.

With her husband and three young children, she’s happy to call Brighton home. If anyone knows the literal and metaphorical benefits of looking up, it’s Katherine.

Here she is speaking with Felicity Beckett, Summit curator and MC, all about her connection to the theme:

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Bitten by the space bug