Neil Timms has led the UK Space, Defence and Intelligence Business Unit since October 2017. A CGI member in our Defence business for over 18 years, he initially managed our Military Air account and over the years progressed to lead the strategy, business development and successful delivery of our Defence programmes, from operational platforms, satellite communications, intelligence systems through to medical and vetting services. He served as the Vice President of UK Defence for 5 years, working closely with our senior Ministry of Defence clients. In this new role Neil is expanding his domain knowledge into the Space, Intelligence and Cyber Security arenas and is seeking to find synergies across these diverse businesses in areas such as Military Space.
Prior to joining CGI, Neil had over 10 years’ experience in the Defence and Security IT arena. As the boundaries between organised crime, cyber-crime, terrorism, conventional and unconventional warfare becomes increasingly blurred, he deeply understands the challenges that our space, defence and intelligence clients face and how ICT and digital transformation can support their operations and functions.
He holds a degree in Mathematics from Warwick University and spends his spare time teaching Shotokan karate and coaching his local Under 13’s rugby team.