Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Head of Strategy & Market Development, Space
BAE Systems

Elizabeth Seward joined BAE Systems in 2022 and is the Head of Space Strategy and Market
Development, responsible for defining the strategic direction and market growth across defence and
civil space.

Elizabeth has over 20 years’ experience in the space sector. Prior to joining BAE Systems, she was
Senior Strategist for the Space Systems division of Airbus Defence and Space. Previous roles at
Airbus included business development, marketing and communications, thermal engineering and
mission systems engineering in the future programmes team, where she worked on projects such as
the first study for the ExoMars rover and a mission to return a sample from an asteroid.

Elizabeth was a founder member and past leader of the Women in Aerospace Europe UK local group,
and previous executive board member. She is also active in the International Astronautical
Federation, sitting on the Entrepreneurship and Investment committee, the Honours and Awards
committee, the GEOSS committee and is a previous vice chair and continuing committee member of
the Workforce Development and Young Professionals Committee.

As a STEM outreach ambassador, Elizabeth has presented to groups and schools, and has made
appearances as a space expert in various media.

Elizabeth has an MPhys degree in Physics with Space Science & Technology from the University of

Related Sessions

Space Investment Track

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:00 am - 4:00 pm