Joanne is a leading expert in the field of satellite regulation and commercial contracts. Having worked at both Ofcom and the European Space Agency, she has over 20 years of experience in private legal practice in this field.
She was awarded an MBE for her services to the UK space industry in 2017 and has been ranked in Tier 1 in legal directories for her satellite regulatory and commercial expertise. Joanne won the Financial Times European Legal Innovator of the Year award in 2014 for her work with the UK space industry and the government.
She is the co-founder and Chair of the Satellite Finance Network and writes a regulatory column for the international journal Via Satellite. Joanne is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Aeronautical Society. She serves as a trustee at the National Space Centre and Chair of the steering board of the National Space Academy.
Joanne holds an MSc. in Law from the Oxford University and an LLM in Law and Economics from Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She also holds an LLB (Hons) and DipLP in Law from the University of Aberdeen along with a Diploma in Telecommunications from Queen Mary, University of London.