Global Surface Intelligence (GSI), a leading provider of commercial solutions for sustainable forests, land management and carbon offsets, has appointed Peter Young as the company’s new CEO.
Peter has been working with GSI since 2018 as Non-Executive Director, Chairman, from mid-2019 and interim CEO since late 2020. He has built up a considerable knowledge of the company, its customers and markets over that period and is ideally placed to take the company through its next stage of growth. Peter has built a reputation as a leader across high-tech industries based on over 35 years experience in the Space, Aerospace and Defence sectors.
Prior to joining GSI, he was, for 8 years, the UK CEO for Telespazio VEGA, one of the UK’s largest space services companies. He was concurrently Senior Vice President of Telespazio SpA’s Systems and Operations Business Line based in Rome. Since leaving Telespazio, Peter has built a portfolio of industry positions in the Scottish space industry including co-founding the Scottish Space Leadership Council (SSLC) in 2016.
By analyzing satellite data captured over the last decade regarding the nation’s natural resource management platform, the company is able to assess and measure natural resources providing deeply quantified insights into forestry, agriculture and land use.
Lynne Ross, GSI Chairperson, said, “We are very pleased that Peter has accepted the position as CEO. We believe a combination of his extensive leadership experience, detailed understanding of our industry and his recent close involvement with the company will be hugely valuable for our company moving forward. His focus will be on driving the business development, sales and partnerships opportunities in our rapidly developing markets.”
GSI specialise in forestry, land and carbon, creating commercially valuable management information to drive sustainable outcomes. With deep roots in environmental sciences, the firm harnesses next-generation AI to transform satellite optical and radar data, UAV, drone and ground surveys into valuable solutions tailored to a clients’ needs. The combinations of data sources and artificial intelligence enable GSI to go beyond the straightforward classification of natural assets, providing highly accurate solutions for forestry, land management and carbon offsetting across the world.