Board of Directors

Evan Lovell, Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors

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.

Michael Colglazier, CEO

Michael Colglazier is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Galactic. With a focus on safety, scale, engineering and manufacturing excellence, and amazing customer experience, Michael brings together and leads the incredibly talented, impassioned and diverse team that is designing, building and operating the world’s first commercial spaceline.

Prior to joining Virgin Galactic, Michael served as President and Managing Director of Disney Parks International and previously served as President of The Disneyland Resort in Southern California. Michael had an extensive career at Disney spanning over 30 years, where he drove new businesses, innovative growth, and operational excellence at Disney locations around the world.

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. 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, an independent nonprofit corporation operating the only federally funded research and development center for the space enterprise and performing technical analyses and assessments for a variety of government, civil and commercial customers. She currently serves as a board member for Chevron Corporation and Amgen Inc. 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.

Tina Jonas, Board Director

Tina Jonas is an independent consultant providing strategic consulting for the defense, aviation and healthcare sectors since 2015. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Jonas served in several executive roles within UnitedHealthGroup before becoming President, UnitedHealthcare, Military and Veterans. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Jonas served as Executive Vice President, Operations of PASSUR Aerospace, a business intelligence and aviation firm. From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Jonas served as Director, Operations, Sikorsky Aircraft. From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Jonas served as the Undersecretary Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Defense and from 2002 to 2004, Ms. Jonas served as the Assistant Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. From 2001 to 2002, Ms. Jonas served as a Deputy Undersecretary for Financial Management for the Department of Defense. Ms. Jonas has served on the board of directors and the Audit and Finance committee of Centrus Energy Corp. since 2020, and serves on the board of directors of other privately held companies and non-profits. Ms. Jonas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts degree in liberal studies from Georgetown University.

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.

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. 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.

Wanda Sigur, Board Director

Wanda Sigur is an independent consultant for emerging space exploration and traditional aerospace industry companies, providing design, analysis, prototype build, test solutions and design partners. Since 2018, she has provided these services through Lambent Engineering LLC where she is the President and Founder. From 1979 to 2017, Ms. Sigur held various senior level positions at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, most recently from 2014 to 2017, as Vice President and General Manager of Civil Space, where she had executive responsibility for national space programs relating to human space flight and space science missions, including planetary, solar, astrophysical, and Earth remote sensing for civil government agencies. Ms. Sigur is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). She is a member of the National Academies Science, Engineering and Medicine Aeronautics and Space Evaluation Board (ASEB) and Chair of the ASEB Space Technology Industry Government University Roundtable. Ms. Sigur graduated from Rice University with a bachelor’s of science in Materials Science and Engineering and holds an M.B.A. from Tulane University.

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.