The Satellite Applications Catapult has announced that Lucy Edge will be joining the company as Chief Operations Officer (COO) on 28 February 2018.
Lucy joins the Catapult with a career history in satellite technology, most recently working at Avanti Communications. During her time at Avanti, Lucy led the company’s team of 50 skilled staff at Goonhilly in Cornwall, where she was the Director of Spacecraft and Customer Operations, responsible for Avanti’s satellite operations strategy for their fleet.
Lucy is a passionate advocate for regional economic development, holding Non-Executive Director roles at the Eden Project, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, and is a Governor at Truro and Penwith College.
Announcing the appointment, Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult said:
“We are delighted that Lucy is joining the Catapult team as our Chief Operations Officer. Now five years old, the Catapult is entering into a new phase of growth for the space sector, and we have big plans for new facilities, and large-scale transformation projects that will deliver new space-enabled services into all parts of the economy. As COO Lucy will be central to the realisation of these initiatives, and to ensuring our continued success.
“We have always sought to ensure the work we do delivers impact in all parts of the country, and Lucy’s passions and experience for building regional economic growth will be invaluable as we look to strengthen our regional Centres of Excellence programme.”
Speaking about her new role, Lucy said:
“I’m delighted to be taking up this important role for the Satellite Applications Catapult. The organisation is driving the UK’s rapid growth in one of the world’s most exciting industries, and I relish the opportunity to play my part.”