Dr. Paul Bate

Dr Paul Bate has been CEO of the UK Space Agency, an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), since September 2021.

Prior to this, Paul was Vice President, Commercial at Babylon Health, working with healthcare organizations in the NHS and across the world. Before that, he was the Executive Director of Strategy and Intelligence at the Care Quality Commission.

As a civil servant, he was the policy adviser for health and adult care for the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister from 2011 – 2013. Paul has a PhD in Particle Physics.

The UK Space Agency’s Chief Executive leads a team of more than 250 who provide technical advice on government’s space strategy and guide the UK space sector to deliver government’s vision.

The UK Space Agency designs and delivers programmes that implement government’s strategy, including as a sponsor of national capabilities and an early-stage investor in space research and development. They promote the UK space sector’s interests and achievements, make connections to join up industry and academia, and represent the UK in international space programmes.