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Join this upcoming webinar hosted by ADS to hear from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Director for Space Rebecca Evernden.

Rebecca will be delivering an update about her role, current priorities, and will reflect on the National Space Strategy (NSS) which was launched in September 2021, how it will dovetail with the Defence Space Strategy (DSS) and next steps for implementing the strategy.

Rebecca was appointed as the first Director for Space at BEIS in March 2021. Her responsibilities include developing the first National Space Strategy, establishing a new space policy and strategy hub in close partnership with the Ministry of Defence, sponsoring the work of the UK Space Agency and overseeing several of the Government’s major space programmes. Rebecca had a previous role as Director for International in the UK Space Agency where she took the Space Industries Bill (now Act) through Parliament and led on the UK’s participation in the EU Space Programmes and EU exit contingency planning. During her career in the Civil Service, Rebecca has worked in several government departments including roles as Director for Citizens Rights and Data in Department for Exiting the European Union, Senior Private Secretary to the Environment Secretary of State, a posting to Brussels and work at Defra and in the Cabinet Office on climate change policy.


  • 14:00  Welcome – Bhavin Vyas, Head of Space, ADS Group
  • 14:05  Welcome and formal introduction – Julian Whitehead, President, ADS Group
  • 14:15  BEIS Director of Space Introduction – Rebecca Evernden 
  • 14:35  Q&A  – Facilitated by Bhavin Vyas  
  • 14:55  Closing remarks – Julian Whitehead  
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