Dr Hina Khan

Dr Hina Khan has recently taken up the first ever Executive Director role at Space Scotland, a not-for-profit company formed through an industry-led group seeking to develop the space sector in Scotland. 


As ED, Hina will pull together the sector, championing the unique end to end capability of space in Scotland, engaging directly with UK and Scottish Governments to enable growth of the sector and capture opportunities that can be overcome through effective use of the Scottish Space  Ecosystem. 


Hina has an extensive background in the space sector, with a PhD in Space Science from the University of Leicester, a 10yr research career in space science data analytics from NASA, ESA and UCL, transitioning to knowledge exchange and business development of space applications, finally moving to leadership roles at the Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications and then Spire to successfully integrate non-space sectors with space and satellite applications, and drive growth is areas of data science, analytics and technology. 


Hina is a Board member for GNOSIS – Global Network on Sustainability In Space and was involved in the development workshops which lead to the first ever Space Sustainability Roadmap, in partnership with Space Scotland.