11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Neil Rae

Head of Space. KPMG UK

Speaker profile

Neil works in KPMG’s Technology Strategy practice, working in Defence & Aerospace and, in particular, as the UK lead in KPMG’s global Space Team. Before KPMG, Neil spent a decade at Boeing, where he held a number of roles, including Chief Engineer on a £1bn programme and Strategic Relationship Manager for their Information Services business. Neil has also worked at Deloitte, as a technology consultant and was a Vice President at JPMorgan. Neil spent 11 years in the British Army as an engineer, where he served in Armoured, Airborne and Commando environments with operational experience in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a keen piper.


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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