Rob Lenaghan

Founder and MD

MEET ROB, our founder & CEO and former propulsion expert

Rob started his career as a British aerospace apprentice at Hatfield before moving on to aircraft maintenance for Monarch Airlines. He was always fascinated by the complex nature of the planes and revelled in seeing them completely stripped out.

After a chance visit to an open day for a space company in Royston, Rob was awarded a job assisting in propulsion assembly for satellites. This jump from aerospace to actual space was a game changer, and thanks to his passion and drive he quickly moved up the ranks to propulsion testing, then propulsion procurement and finally propulsion design and mechanisms.

Years of consultancy followed, and Rob found himself moving between different agencies but was shocked at how he was being treated as a commodity.

It was time for a change and thus the seed for Nebula Space was planted. Now Rob considers starting Nebula and getting such positive feedback from clients to be one of the proudest moments of his career. By looking at recruitment as making the perfect connection between client and candidate rather than a numbers game it has resulted in Nebula Space quickly becoming one of the forefront leaders in space recruitment consultancy.

Outside of work Rob loves music, and djs a weekly radio show. He loves restoring old cars, and wakeboarding on the weekends with his friends and family, including his wife and business partner Lucinda Lenaghan.


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