Stephen Attenborough



Stephen Attenborough’s name is synonymous with the opening of space to private individuals. At Sir Richard Branson’s personal invitation, he joined  Virgin Galactic as employee number one in 2004, to lay the commercial foundations of the world’s first spaceline.

Stephen went on to become the company’s Chief Customer Officer, responsible for initiating and guiding the customer journey to the transformative experience of spaceflight. 

His extraordinary  18 years with the company, culminated in Sir Richard’s history making trip to space and saw Virgin Galactic become the first human spaceflight company to be taken public with its $3bn NYSE listing. Today, Stephen remains a part of the Virgin family as a Board member of the  Virgin Group’s foundation, Virgin Unite.

Stephen has spoken globally at many of the world’s most prestigious events on topics including:

*Opening access to space for the benefit of humankind; lessons learnt from the Virgin Galactic story

*Making the impossible, possible; forging a brand new industry and building a purposeful and innovative brand from scratch

*Keeping wealthy customers on your side and by your side, regardless of the terrain.*Creating and maintaining an entrepreneurial culture which survived and thrivedon the challenging road to space.

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