Jacob Hacker

Jacob leads KPMG’s Global and Australian Space Industry practice and is an Associate Director within KPMG’s Management Consulting practice in Australia. Jacob has worked with a range of clients in the space sector across government, defense and industry in regions including Australia, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the United States. Jacob has led the development of a number of national space strategies and policies, worked with industry and government clients to export to new markets and provide economic and market analysis and delivered programs with defense clients.

Jacob has moderated a number of leading industry forums including the recent G20 Heads of Space Agency meeting and the Space Symposium, he is also a member of the International Astronautical Federation’s Space Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee and AmCham Australia’s Space Committee. Jacob has led the development of KPMG’s recent thought leadership on the space sector including ‘Navigating Space: the future of space in defense’ and ’30 Voices for 2030, the future of space’. Prior to joining KPMG, Jacob worked with the United Nations Observer, Space Generation Advisory Council, as the Treasurer as well as representative to the United Nations COPUOS (Committee On the Peaceful Uses of Outer-Space) in Vienna. Jacob holds a Bachelors of Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Sydney.