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Keith Beckett CBE CEng FIMarEST

Keith Beckett CBE CEng FIMarEST

Deputy CEO and Technical Director, Submarine Delivery Agency

Keith is the Technical Director and Deputy Chief Executive of the MOD’s Submarine Delivery Agency.

Keith’s career in the Royal Navy has been dedicated to serving in, and supporting, submarines.

He has served for 8 years as Chief Strategic Systems Executive, the UK Project Officer for the Polaris Sales Agreement, and is a previous Head of the MOD’s Nuclear Propulsion capability, was the Naval Base Commander at the Clyde Naval Base and spent 3 years working in Washington DC embedded within the US Naval Reactors programme.

In his early career he was a Marine Engineering specialist on both diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines.


Keith is married to Sue and they have four children, Lizzie, Naomi, Tim and Emily.