Parker-Lines joins Astroscale with more than 20 years of experience in operations, specialising in human resources, finance, production, commercial, and strategic planning. Most recently, Sharon was centre director for the Oxford Centre for Innovation, where she was responsible for supporting SMEs and start-ups to achieve sustainable growth. Prior to that, she was group chief operating officer of a global publishing company for nine years. Parker-Lines will work closely with John Auburn, chief commercial officer and Astroscale UK managing director, to build a world-class multi-skilled engineering and operations team in the UK and ensure the commercial success of the company. She will manage and oversee the support functions of the Astroscale UK business, including finance, human resources, IT,  administration and procurement, whilst managing the resource requirements across the wider engineering team.