speaker profile

David Phillips, VP, Head of UK National Programmes, Telecom and Navigation Systems

David is and experienced executive with over 25 years working in the defence and space sectors, and is currently Head of the UK Telecom and Navigation Satellites business at Airbus.

During his career, David has led a range of business areas including Commercial Telecom Payloads, Digital and RF Electronics Products, and the Space Antenna Centre of Competence, leading teams of up to 400 engineering, supply chain and manufacturing staff. He has delivered complex satellites, systems and products to major commercial satellite operators (Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, Telesat, Echostar, DirecTV…) and has played a key role in the delivery of more than 30 geostationary satellites and the development of innovative satellite technology. Prior to joining Airbus, David worked in Naval Systems with the UK MoD.

David holds a degree in Physics, a Masters in Microwave Engineering, and an MBA.