Dr Paul Thompson joined the Society in 1981 and was elected Fellow in the same year. He was elected to
Council in 1990 and served on the Society’s 60th Anniversary Committee; Council Advisory Committee on Space Policy and Technology and the Programme Committee.
His specialist field is communication satellites. He was the first UK representative to hold the position of international chairman of the INTELSAT Board of Governors Technical Advisory Committee. He was President from 1994-1997.