Joanne is a technology lawyer who specialises in advising on the regulatory, legal, policy and finance issues relating to the space and satellite sector, along with commercial contracts and PPPs. Her strong reputation has been garnered through time spent at the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as on placement at Ofcom where she drafted the Procedures for the Management of Satellite Filings. She has been retained by the Space Agency to represent the UK at the United Nations space meetings in Vienna, gaining crucial insight into and a deep understanding of international institutions strategy. As a Council member of industry body, UKspace she is also fully aware of the activities and concerns of the main UK industry players.

Joanne is a regular media contributor and currently writes a quarterly legal and regulatory column for Via Satellite. She also has a column in Satellite Finance, a global industry journal that focuses on commercial and financial issues.