Kirby Ikin is the Founding Director and Chief Underwriter for Catalyst Space Insurance based in Sydney Australia. Catalyst Space Insurance is a space insurance underwriting agency formed to address the rapidly evolving insurance needs of the New Space era. In-space manufacturing, reusable launch technologies, commercial space habitats, and commercial in situ resource utilization all require new types of insurance as part of the fabric of the new in-space economy. His new role at Catalyst blends his previous space insurance experience with has extensive involvement with various New Space ventures including as Co-Founder and President of Deep Space Industries. Kirby is also the Managing Director of Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants (APAC), located in Sydney, Australia. APAC offers broad consulting services to the civil and commercial space industry, the evaluation of space based capabilities to meet Australian needs, market analysis, industry analysis, risk management and insurance advice. Kirby has a long and varied involvement within the Australian Space Industry and has held executive positions with various space interest groups. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of the National Space Society.