Keith Hammond

Chief Executive Officer

Keith Hammond is the CEO of Optima, prior to which he served over 18 years in the British Army specialising in developing and deploying operational C-IED & Search capabilities for Iraq and Afghanistan. As CEO he built the commercial, finance, legal and HR expertise required for business success whilst maintaining the highest degree of professional, specialist expertise and reputation for developing and delivering operational capability. Recognising early on that business and commercial expertise were just as vital to Optima’s success as was its specialist expertise, Keith decided to invest in resourcing the right structure and governance required to win and deliver large, multiple and concurrent programmes for government, international and humanitarian organisations. As a result of this investment decision, Optima now yields annual revenues in excess of £20m.