Stuart Dee is a research leader in the defence and security research group at RAND Europe, focusing primarily on defence economics and acquisition and issues relating to the UK's industrial base and defence exports.
He joined RAND after spending over a decade in large corporate organisations working on public policy, regulatory and market access issues with specialism in the defence and industrial sectors. Most recently he worked at Rolls-Royce plc where he was closely involved in a number of large UK defence aerospace programmes and worked directly on Government-to-Government and export campaigns in relation to Saudi Arabia, Türkiye and India as well as AUKUS Pillar II. He has also spent time as a secondee into UK Government working on export and industrial strategy policy and has previously sat on Government working groups on defence exports and industrialisation.
He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in politics with international relations and has completed executive courses at the London School of Economics and College of Europe focused on economics and international trade. He was a delegate to the Advanced Command and Staff Course at the UK Defence Academy and is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS).