Telespazio UK welcomes Norman Bone as Chair

13 January 2022

Telespazio UK announces the appointment of Norman Bone as the Chair of the Telespazio UK Board of Directors.

Norman is also Chair and CEO of Leonardo UK and a member of Leonardo Electronics Inc. Board of Directors, which operates under SSA guidelines.

Prior to this role, Norman was Managing Director Leonardo Electronics Division, and prior Managing Director of Selex ES Ltd, the predecessor to Leonardo’s international Electronics business.

Norman has extensive experience both within defence and commercial organisations.

Norman is co-chair of the Defence Suppliers Executive Forum alongside DE&S, a member of the UK Defence Industries Council and a member of the Defence Growth Partnership Steering Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Telespazio UK is excited to have Norman’s experience and expertise available to the Telespazio UK board.

Norman Bone said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair of the Telespazio UK Board of Directors. This is an exciting time for the UK space industry, with military and commercial applications set to play a vital role in the future prosperity of the UK. I look forward to working with the Telespazio Group CEO Luigi Pasquali, Telespazio UK CEO Mark Hewer and the rest of the UK board to ensure Telespazio is best prepared to collaborate with both the UK Government and our international customers and partners on their future pioneering missions.”

Mark Hewer said: “Leonardo is the majority shareholder in Telespazio and Norman’s appointment is extremely positive for Telespazio in the UK. Telespazio has been operating in the UK for a long time and we are now entering a new exciting era with the UK Government’s first space strategy and the growth in both commercial and defence space capabilities.”