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ALL.SPACE appoints new Chief Development Officer

Hannaford was most recently chief of staff for SES Satellites in Luxembourg.
Charles Hannaford

Multi-orbit antenna manufacturer ALL.SPACE has appointed Charles Hannaford as its Chief Development Officer (CDO).

Speaking about the new role, Hannaford said: “The company is really at an exciting phase, which is that inflexion point from startup to scale-up. A big part of my role is to help build the foundation of the company and to support its sustainable growth – that aligns with us having come out of the R&D phase and into the production phase.”

He joins ALL.SPACE following 13 years at SES Satellites, where he most recently served as Chief of Staff in Luxembourg. In this newly created position, he led a number of significant change initiatives focused on people and customers.

Prior to this role, Hannaford served as SES’s Executive Vice President, Commercial. As a member of the executive leadership team, he helped secure O3b’s sale to SES in 2016, which today serves as SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit fleet set to deliver a new era in data connectivity through its O3b mPOWER programme.

In the near term, Hannaford will focus on defining ALL.SPACE’s “way of work,” ensuring there are proper and timely handoffs between different areas of the business and that employees have the right structure and foundational building blocks, from processes and procedures to tools and systems, to excel in their jobs.

“Some 55% of the company has been here under a year and 86% have been here less than three years. We expect we’ll be at 250 employees in a short timescale. To bring that many people inside an organisation in such a short period of time requires a strong foundation to enable that growth,” he concluded.