Management Team
Mark Hewer – Chief Executive Officer

Mark Hewer became CEO of Telespazio UK in September 2020.

Prior to working for Telespazio UK, Mark was with Leonardo UK in Luton for 5 years as Vice President - Integrated Mission Solution. He and his team of over 220 people provided large integrated mission support systems, solutions and services to the UK Ministry of Defence and export customers, generating over £90M in annual sales.

Mark has worked in Leonardo in various programme roles since 2007 before becoming a Vice President in 2015. His roles have covered programmes such as Typhoon electronic warfare, military helicopters and operational support.

In 2002, he began work for BAE Systems Avionics as a Production Engineer and progressed to Project Manager where he delivered mission critical projects to UK and export military customers.

Mark graduated from the University of Manchester with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management.

Patrick Lacey – Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Patrick was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in November 2010.

He is responsible for Administration, Finance and Control, Legal & Contracts (Inc. Company Secretarial), Procurement and Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Prior to joining the company, Patrick worked at Appletise (a division of SAB) Food Brands Group, Dial Media Group and The Guy Salmon Group.

His company experience ranges from finance through to commercial management, having lead specific projects with the Metropolitan Police plus Surrey and Suffolk Constabularies.

Geoff Busswell – Head of Sales

Geoff was appointed Head of Sales in September 2020. He was promoted to this role after 5 years as Head of Marketing and Sales for the Satellite Systems & Operations Line of Business.

Geoff’s career has spanned sales & business development, technical, management and innovation roles across the space and energy sectors, having previously worked at CGI, the Satellite Applications Catapult and Schlumberger. His extensive space business experience encompasses domains of Earth Observation & Climate Change, Navigation, Launch, Space Situational Awareness and Satellite Communications.

He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Space Specialist Group, a member of the Satellite Applications Catapult Advisory Group, a Governing Board member of the Space4Climate Stakeholder Group, and a STEM Ambassador for the South-East of England.

Geoff has a 1st Class Honours degree in Mathematical Physics from the University of Warwick; a Master’s Degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge; and a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Durham.