Meet the Team

The Powering Space Executive Board

The Powering Space Executive Board of Directors use their skill and capabilities to develop Powering Space further. 

Current Members of the Powering Space Executive Board are:

Charlie Bilsland is a consultant and entrepreneur, and is passionate about driving entrepreneurship and innovation in the space sector.  He spent two years at IBMiX as a strategist, founded and ran Adventure Goat – an adventure travel marketplace – and has worked in innovation consulting for years, working for a range of clients, from business leaders in the Middle East, to leading European operations for Rocketspace.  His current challenge is creating an ecosystem for innovation in the space sector, and he is wildly excited by the potential of in-space manufacturing.

Remco Timmermans is the owner and founder of SpaceSide OÜ, a media agency specialising in social media marketing for the space industry. Furthermore he is the CEO of the SpaceUp Foundation and Faculty member of the International Space University. Remco has an MA in Business Administration and BEng in Mechanical Engineering and is a graduate of the International Space University Space Studies Program. He was voted #EUInfluencer for space in 2020 and is part of the #IAFExplorers, a group of online influencers with the International Astronautical Federation IAF, where he is also a member of the Space Education and Outreach Committee.

Judith Delany is co-founder and owner of Perihelion, a full-service creative agency that specialises in providing video, animation and graphic design services to the space sector. With a Masters Degree in International Relations with a focus on international space law, Judith‘s passion is matched only by her knowledge of the current legal landscape which is paving the way for the future exploration and exploitation of space and the practical challenges that face the industry as a whole.

Torsten Kriening is Co-Founder and CEO of ThorGroup, a Swiss company specialised in Business Intelligence in the space market. He is the publisher of SpaceWatch Global, an online magazine about global space activities in a geo-political context. Torsten has a solid background in broadcast technology and satellite communication. He studied information technology and computer science at Technical College Berlin and holds an Executive MBA on Space Management from the International Space University.

Ryan Laird is a Space & Science Marketeer and Content Writer, Space Entrepreneur, Event Manager and Community-Builder. Ryan has over eight years experience of engaging with stakeholders in the Space industry worldwide and is passionate about bridging the gap between technical know-how and public engagement to drive impact. He is currently working towards obtaining a CIM Level 4 Certificate In Marketing at Loughborough College and previously graduated from the Space Studies Program of the International Space University.