VP Satellite Operations, Inmarsat & Chairman
Space Data Association
Speaker: International Cooperation for Space Situational Awareness
After completing a Ph.D. in High Energy Astrophysics (University of Durham) in 1997, Mark joined the Vega Group as a software engineer working on various defence and space systems. In 2000 Mark joined the Satellite Operations department at Inmarsat as part of a team developing its new satellite control system. In 2005 he became manager of the Satellite Operators Support Group and in 2009 became the Director of Satellite Operations. In 2013 he was appointed Vice President of Satellite Operations. In this role he is responsible for the operation of Inmarsat’s fleet of geostationary telecommunication satellites, as well part of the team defining the specifications and following the development of Inmarsat’s future satellites.
Mark represents Inmarsat at the Space Data Association (SDA) and is currently its Chairman. The SDA is a non-profit association that brings together satellite operators who value controlled, reliable and efficient data-sharing critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment and RF spectrum. The SDA was founded by commercial satellite operators for the benefit of the satellite community.