John Hanley

Mr John Hanley

Chair, UKSpace
United Kingdom

John is the Chair of the UK Space industry’s trade association, and a Senior Vice President at CGI UK, where he is part of the senior leadership team in CGI UK’s Space, Defence and Intelligence business unit which has been developing, delivering, operating and supporting the UK Space, Defence and Intelligence communities for over 40 years.

John holds an MSc.Eng in Geodesy and Geomatics from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He spent the majority of his 25 year career growing CGI’s footprint in the UK and European Space sector, specifically leading the strategic sales team responsible for developing and implementing CGI’s strategy in the global satellite navigation market. He is now respomsible for a team of 370+ highly qualified system integration and software engineers in a business area which encompasses both upstream and downstream space customers, across multiple domains adjacent to the space sector, such as defence, security, aerospace and intelligent transport. He has a proven track record in delivering highly complex programmes and building strong strategic relationships across multiple senior stakeholders.

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