The company management is a team of committed people who combine experience of entrepreneurial leadership with solid engineering expertise.

Luis Gomes CEO and acting VP Business Development

MSc in satellite technology from the University of Surrey and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from the University of Lisbon
Born 1971
Employed since: 2019

Luis Gomes has 25 years of experience in the space industry, and specializes in the small satellite field. He most recently comes from the British SSTL where he was last CTO and Executive Director with responsibility for defining and implementing both technical and commercial strategies.

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Mats Thideman CFO and Deputy CEO

MSc, Industrial Economics, Linköping Institute of Technology
Born 1963
Employed since: 2014

Mats Thideman is responsible for finance, IT and staff. Mats has a long experience as CFO from growing industrial companies, as well as public and venture capital owners, such as Åkerströms, Image Systems (publ.), TracTechnology (publ.) And most recently Cortus Energy AB (publ.).

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Craig Clark CSO

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow and a Master's degree in Satellite Engineering from the University of Surrey
Born 1973
Employed since: 2005

In his role as founder of Clyde Space and CSO, Craig provides entrepreneurship and a strategic vision for the Group's growth. Having founded Clyde Space 2005, Craig has established the company as a global leader in CubeSats, introducing cutting-edge new technologies and products that have stimulated the growth of the small satellite market, thus achieving an unprecedented number of ongoing and planned missions. With a combined experience of over 23 years at the forefront of the small satellite market, Craig, along with his management colleagues, will work to maximize business growth potential in the rapidly growing small satellite market.

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Andrew Strain CTO

MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Business Studies from the University of Strathclyde
Born 1981
Employed since: 2006

In his role as Development Manager at Clyde Space, Andrew has over a decade of experience in developing and delivering small satellites. In his new role as CTO, Andrew contributes with a wide range of relevant skills such as systems engineering knowledge, product development, manufacturing, project management, quality and business development.

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John Charlick COO

BEng Physics and Electronics from the University of Glasgow and MSc in Communications, Control and Digital Signal Processing from the University of Strathclyde
Born 1973
Employed since: 2015

As COO since 2019 John is responsible for delivery of small satellite programmes at AAC Clyde Space.  John gained his experience in programme management and product development from his time in multinational organisations Nokia and Motorola and has extensive experience in service delivery and service management.  John has worked on many of Clyde Space's key projects, including the company's first mission and Scotland's first satellite, UKube-1.

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Ross Lang UK Head of Finance

Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Born 1980
Employed since: 2014

Following his school education, Ross undertook his professional accounting exams whilst working in financial services, qualifying as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Before transition into his role at Clyde Space in 2014, Ross has over a decade of experience providing SME businesses with financial advisory support, covering reporting, funding and strategy. He currently manages the finance, IT, and staff in the Clyde Space entity in the UK.

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Mats Thideman CFO and Deputy CEO
+46 70-556 09 73


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