Afriqnmun Lovejoy is the UK Space Agency’s (UKSA) new Head of Sustainable Development. She is an experienced Civil Service leader, with strengths in managing complex relationships, public policy and analysis, has significant experience of the climate sector, and recently attended an Executive Masters in Public Economics at the London School of Economics.
Afriqnmun was previously UKSA’s Head of Strategy and Operations, responsible for corporate planning, operations management, and secretariat to the Agency’s executive and non-executive boards. She joined UKSA in 2018 from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), where she worked on a range of domestic climate policies, for UK onshore and offshore wind, hydropower and electric vehicles. At BEIS she also spent time as the Head of Engagement for International Climate Change.
Outside of her core roles, Afriqnmun is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, recognised through her voluntary work as a Save the Children Regional Coordinator and her role in setting up the BEIS Faith and Minority Ethnic Network for which she received an MBE in 2018.
As Head of Sustainable Development at the UK Space Agency she is excited to have the opportunity to build on the success of the existing IPP programme, and to create the strategic and collaborative frameworks to promote the role of space technology within our international partnerships and the wider development community.