Board of Directors

Chamath Palihapitiya, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Chamath Palihapitiya is the founder and CEO of Social Capital. Chamath has founded six companies and currently serves on the board of nine other companies, including Syapse Inc. and remind101. Prior to founding Social Capital, Chamath was a member of the senior executive team at Facebook (from 2007 to 2011), and prior to that he held leadership positions at Mayfield Fund (from 2006-2007), AOL (from 2004 to 2005) and Winmap (from 2000-2001).

Michael Colglazier, CEO

Michael A. Colglazier is the CEO of Virgin Galactic Holdings, a vertically-integrated aerospace and space travel company. Virgin Galactic is at the forefront of commercial space exploration and the development of technology that will change the way we travel across the globe in the future.

Prior to joining Virgin Galactic, Michael served as President and Managing Director of Disney Parks International. Previously, Michael was the President of The Disneyland Resort in Southern California. Michael had an extensive career at Disney spanning over 30 years, where he drove new businesses and growth strategies across the world with a focus on product innovation and customer growth.

Michael is highly experienced in leading both large workforces and start-up teams to deliver business performance and growth. He has considerable commercial and managerial experience and a proven track record of successfully commercializing new and innovative products into world-class consumer experiences.

Michael is active in the community, currently serving as Chairman of the CEO Roundtable for the University of California, Irvine, and as a member of the Engineering Advisory Board of Rice University. He is also a past commissioner and member of the executive committee of the California Travel and Tourism Commission.

Michael graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Wanda Austin, Board Director

Wanda Austin previously served as the President and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, the nation’s preeminent space mission assurance organization. She currently serves as a board member for Amgen, Chevron Corporation and the Space Foundation. From 2015 to January 2017, Dr. Austin served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She has also served on the U.S. Human Spaceflight Review Committee from 2009 to 2010 and the NASA Advisory Council from 2005 to 2007 and 2014 to 2017.

Adam Bain, Board Director

Adam Bain currently serves as a director of Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. and previously served as COO of Twitter, Inc. Prior to Twitter, Adam spent 13 years running product and business teams at Newscorp, where he was President of the Fox Audience Network. Adam currently serves as a member of the board of GOAT Group, an online apparel marketplace.

Craig Kreeger, Board Director

Craig Kreeger served as CEO of Virgin Atlantic from February 2013 through December 2018. Prior to his tenure at Virgin Atlantic, Craig spent 27 years at American Airlines where he held a variety of commercial, operational, financial and strategic roles.

Evan Lovell, Board Director

Evan Lovell is a Partner at Virgin Group Holdings Limited. Prior to joining Virgin Group, Evan was a Founding Partner of Virgin Green Fund from 2007 to 2012, an Investment Professional at TPG Capital from 1998 to 2007, and Director of International Development of Culligan International from 1994 to 1998.

George Mattson, Board Director

George Mattson has extensive professional and financial experience as a public company director in the airline industry. He has served as a director for Delta Air Lines, Inc. since October 2012 and on the board of directors of the Air France KLM Group since November 2017. Prior to this, George spent 18 years in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1994 to 2012 and served as a Partner and Co-Head of the Global Industrials Group from 2002 to 2012.

Gil West, Board Director

Gil West is the Chief Operating Officer of Cruise, GM’s majority-owned autonomous vehicle subsidiary. Prior to this, Gil served in various leadership positions since he began his career with Delta Air Lines in March 2008 and, most recently, from February 2014 to October 2020, served as its Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Delta’s worldwide operations. Prior to joining Delta, Gil served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Laidlaw Transit Services, a provider of transportation services. Gil currently serves on the board of directors of Forward Air Corporation and Genesis Park Acquisition Corporation. He is also a member of the Brevard College Board of Trustees in North Carolina, serves on the Board of Directors for Wheels Up Partners and previously served on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society and was a member of its Executive Leadership Council. Gil holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration from National University.