Management Team

Adrian Weir – Chair

Adrian Weir became Chair of the Telespazio UK Board of Directors in 2023.

Since July 2021, Adrian has been Finance Director of Leonardo UK Ltd. Prior to this, he was Finance Director Leonardo Electronics Division, leading an international finance team based in the UK, Italy and USA.

Having started his career with GEC Marconi in 1990, Adrian has moved through various professional development roles, holding a range of senior leadership positions. He is a member of various Leonardo UK Boards and was previously a Board member of Leonardo Electronics Inc, Leonardo TTI Inc and an external member of Enginuity’s Audit Committee. Adrian is also Chair of the Assurance Internal Control Committee. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Patrick Lacey – CEO (ad interim), Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Patrick was appointed as Chief Executive Officer ad interim in January 2024, having held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Director since the Company’s incorporation in October 2010.

Patrick joined the Leonardo Group of companies in Nov 2007, in the role of Chief Financial Officer of Selex Sistemi Integrati Limited.

Prior to joining the Group, Patrick held Financial Director positions Dial Media Group, Food Brands Group and Appletise Limited (a division of SAB), having started his finance career with The Guy Salmon Group.

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

Barry Ross – Head of Delivery & Integration

Barry was appointed Head of Delivery & Integration for Telespazio UK following the acquisition of the e2E group by Telespazio UK in October 2023.

He has 35+ years of direct management, engineering and consultancy experience associated the telecommunications, computing and space industries, and gained from working with a large array of leading edge large, medium and small enterprises, and institutions. This experience has been gained both in the defence and commercial domains. Barry is one of the original founders of the e2E group. In 2017, he was made CEO of the e2E Group with a focus on defining and then delivering on the Corporate Business Strategy. Subsequent growth led to the acquisition by Telespazio UK.

Barry’s roles have provided him with extensive experience in business/programme management, business development, systems engineering, network operations and investment fundraising.

Geoff Busswell – Head of Marketing and Sales

Geoff was appointed Head of Marketing and 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. He was appointed to the boards of the three e2E Companies and Telespazio UK SL, our subsidiary in Spain, in January 2024.

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-Chair of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Space Specialist Group, a member of the Satellite Applications Catapult Advisory 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.

  • Suki Kaur Head of Quality and Risk Management

    Suki joined Telespazio UK in 2016 and was appointed Head of Quality Assurance and Risk Management in February 2018.

    She is responsible for defining and implementing quality policies in line with the Telespazio's strategic vision. Suki’s role involves providing a framework for establishing and reviewing quality objectives appropriate to Telespazio UK’s business strategy that are measurable through process improvement, project management, product acceptance and compliance.

    This dual role includes identification, assessment, management and monitoring of business risks through a systematic analysis interfacing with all organisational units.

    Prior to joining the Telespazio UK, Suki worked at Whitbread PLC and InterContinental Hotels Group PLC.

    Suki has a degree in Law LLB from the University of Hertfordshire; and a postgraduate diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Law, London.

  • Siân Riches Head of Human Resources

    Siân joined the Telespazio UK HR team in May 2011, becoming Head of HR in April 2012.

    Prior to joining Telespazio UK, Siân gained experience in large multi-national, manufacturing and multi-site organisations. She has also worked for a local council, as well as several smaller international companies through all HR, Payroll, Data Protection and HSE activities.

    Siân supports all HR and recruitment activities across Telespazio UK’s European sites.

    She is a Chartered CIPD member, as well as a GDPR-certified practitioner and an employee-nominated Pension Trustee for the Leonardo Group FuturePlanner Pension scheme.

  • Yeqiu Ying Head of Innovation & Technology Governance

    Yeqiu Ying started his role as Head of Innovation & Technology Governance at Telespazio UK in March 2021, to lead and drive the company’s Research & Development (R&D) and innovation projects during an exciting time for the space sector.

    Yeqiu joined the company in Oct 2019, as the Head of Navigation, leading the company’s strategy, business and technology development in the Positioning, Timing and Navigation (PNT) domain. Yeqiu has more than 15 years of experience working in the space and telecommunication sectors, specialising in wireless communications and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).