SGAC Appoints Its Inaugural Advisory Board

1 June 2010

The Executive Council of SGAC has compiled a board of international space leaders from industry, agencies, and the United Nations’ organisations to provide open and frank advice to help shape the future of SGAC

SGAC Appoints Its Inaugural Advisory Board

1 June 2010

SGAC is excited to announce the appointment of its first Advisory Board. SGAC’s Advisory Board members are influential members of the international space community who have already been strong supporters SGAC and its goals.

 

SGAC’s Advisory Board includes:

  • Adigun Ade Abiodun, Founder of the African Space Foundation
  • Ambassador Ciro Arevalo, Former Chairman of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS)
  • Ben Baseley-Walker, Legal & Policy Analyst for Secure World Foundation & former SGAC Chair
  • Yolanda Berenguer, Space Education Programme Coordinator for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Lance Bush, Chief Strategy Officer, Paragon Space Development Corporation
  • Sergio Camacho, Secretary General of the Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRECTELAC)
  • Chris de Cooker, Head of International Relations for the European Space Agency
  • Clay Mowry, President of Arianespace, Inc.

SGAC Co-Chairs, Agnieszka Lukaszczyk and Michael Brett, are excited to work with the new board and see this as an important developmental step to increase SGAC’s engagement and standing in the space policy debate.

“This truly is a mile stone in SGAC’s history,” said Agnieszka, SGAC’s Chair. “For the first time our organisation will have an Advisory Board, which will guide and mentor us to help SGAC grow from strength to strength. I am very proud that we have managed to attract such prominent members to our Board and am honored to have an opportunity to work with these distinguished individuals this year. SGAC has matured to a new level, and we should all take credit for it. Thank you, Space Generation!”

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together such an illustrious group to help guide SGAC,” added Michael Brett, SGAC Co-Chair. “The new advisory board is the latest achievement in a concerted effort over the past few years by the members of SGAC to improve the corporate governance of the organisation. We are looking forward to the impact the board will make on realising the potential of SGAC’s contribution to our world.”

SGAC’s Advisory Board is designed to give strategic direction and advice to SGAC in order to help guide the organisation in towards its goals and objectives. The new Board will provide significant input to the work of the organisation and suggest methods to continuously improve Space Generation’s effectiveness and engagement. Each board member has committed to serving a two-year term. The first board meeting is set for 10 June, and it will be held in conjunction with the 53rd session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). The board will then meet twice annually at meetings held in conjunction with COPUOS and the International Astronautical Congress.


For pictures and bios of all of our board members please visit our Boards page on our SGAC website: http://www.spacegeneration.org/index.php/about-sgac/boards .

 


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