11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Dr Rory Holmes

UK Managing Director. ClearSpace

Speaker profile

Rory currently leads ClearSpace’s UK subsidiary and is a member of ClearSpace Group’s Executive Management Team. Rory has over 15 years’ experience in the space industry, working both at manufactures and operators, delivering programs for both commercial and institutional customers (ESA, UKSA, CNES):

  • Technical Program Manager at Google Loon – managing software development activities for cutting-edge network management solutions to satcom customers.
  • Program Manager at OneWeb – leading a portfolio of programs developing the next-generation technologies for the OneWeb constellation.
  • Program Manager at Honeywell – managing a portfolio of technology developments programs delivering RF hardware for satellite missions.

Rory achieved a Master of Physics degree from Oxford University, a PhD from the University of Heidelberg.


Thursday 07 March


13:40 - 14:30   |   Keynote Theatre

Harmonising Space Security and Orbital Responsibility: The interplay of defence space capabilities and sustainable practices

Neil Rae

Head of Space,

Prof Nicolas Peter

International Space University

Dr Rory Holmes

UK Managing Director,

Nik Smith

Regional Director UK & Europe,
Lockheed Martin UK SPACE

Chris White-Horne

Deputy CEO and Chief Delivery Officer,
UK Space Agency

Louis Head

International Co-Lead, Space Exploration and Innovation,
DLA Piper

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