Joanne Wheeler MBE

Prof Joanne Wheeler MBE

Managing Partner, Alden Legal
United Kingdom

Joanne is a leading expert in the field of satellite and space law, policy, regulation, space sustainability, spectrum and commercial contracts, having worked at the UK’s Ofcom, the European Space Agency and for over 20 years in private legal practice in this area. She was awarded an MBE for services to the UK space industry in 2017 and is ranked Tier 1 in legal directories.

Joanne is the Director of the Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative, which is working to develop and publish practical industry-led space sustainability standards taking a holistic approach. She is the co-founder and Chair of the Satellite Finance Network, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Aeronautical Society and Deputy Chair of the UK National Space Centre. She Co-Chairs the UK Government’s Spaceflight Safety and Regulatory Council and was awarded an honorary Professorship by the University of Leicester in 2022.

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