Andy Start

Andy is responsible for the delivery of Inmarsat services to the military, emergency services, security service, border agencies, coastguard, and all other non-US government customers across the world.  A member of Inmarsat’s Executive Committee, he runs a global team with hubs in Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands, South Africa, the UK, UAE, Canada, Washington and Miami. 

Andy has an extensive experience of leading large defence businesses on an international basis.  Prior to joining Inmarsat he was President of Harris Corporation’s international tactical radio business, Managing Director of BAE Systems Platform Solutions Business, and Director of EADS Astrium’s Military Space Business.     

During his time at EADS Astrium he responsible for the Skynet 4 program and was instrumental is the creation of the Skynet 5 service provision that enables UK MOD to exploit military and commercial satellite communications across the complete array of military tasks and operations.   

Andy has completed two Government secondments: one into the UK MOD, the other into the Department of Trade and Industry where he was responsible to the Secretary of State for leading the development of the UK’s National Aerospace Strategy. 

Outside of his business responsibilities Andy sits on the board of governors at Mid Kent College and is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a chartered member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.  Andy lives in Kent with wife Alison, and has three grown up children.

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