Stephen Attenborough – Keynote Speaker

Leads the commercial team at Virgin Galactic

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Specialist Subjects

  • Opening access to space for the benefit of humankind
  • Making the impossible, possible
  • Keeping wealthy customers on your side and by your side, regardless of terrain
  • Creating long-term value
  • Creating and maintaining an entrepreneurial culture, which survived and thrived on the challenging road to space
  • Tailored Marketing
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Leadership
  • Tourism


  • English


Stephen Attenborough leads all commercial activities for Virgin Galactic, part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, which is on track to become the world’s first passenger carrying commercial spaceline.

Attenborough was invited by Richard Branson to join Virgin Galactic as the company’s first full time employee in 2004 to put in place the commercial foundations of the business and to create a new market for private space travel.  He now leads all activities, covering brand management, sales, marketing, customer care, communications, education and outreach, as well as partnerships for the human spaceflight business. This work has now attracted around 700 future astronauts from more than 50 countries along with US$80m in deposits.

Attenborough has also been responsible for work-streams, investigating and now building the non-tourism applications for the new space vehicles, particularly science research and the small satellite launch.

Stephen Attenborough joined Virgin Galactic following a career in investment management in the City of London, most latterly as a Director at Fund Managers, Gartmore.

Popular Talks by Stephen Attenborough

Opening access to space for the benefit of humankind

Lessons learnt from the Virgin Galactic story. Perspective of Space. How commercial space travel will change humanity’s perspective of our planet by expanding its horizons beyond just industrial applications.

Making the impossible, possible

Forging a brand new industry and building a purposeful and innovative brand from scratch. How working with a purpose attracts amazing people to join you on your journey and makes it easier to accomplish your end goal.

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