Iain Christie

CEO and Founder, SideKickSixtyFive Consulting

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Paris, CDL-Toronto

Stream: Space

Iain has been the CEO of a successful space start-up company, Neptec Design Group. Iain worked for Neptec for 22 years, spending the last seven years as president and CEO. He also worked as the executive vice president of a national trade association representing the aerospace industry in Canada for six years with responsibility for the policy shop and for business operations. Iain has long experience in the space business, having worked in mission planning and operations, R&D, business development, and both project and company management. During his time at Neptec, the company successfully brought six different sensor systems from the lab bench to working in orbit on a space shuttle and the International Space Station. He also has experience working with government procurement and support programs.

Iain now spends his time as an executive coach, advisor and mentor, working with entrepreneurs in the space and defence sector. In addition to running his own consulting company, he teaches at the Telfer School of Management in the Complex Project Leadership program.