Elizabeth Seward has over 18 years of experience in the space industry and is a Senior Strategist for the Space Systems division of Airbus Defence and Space, responsible for strategic topics across all areas of satellite manufacturing. Previous roles include leading the Earth Observation, Navigation and Science marketing team, 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 is on the executive board of Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) and the chair of the WIA-E UK local group, which she helped to set up in 2016. 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. Elizabeth is the Airbus representative on the Seraphim Advisory Board, as a Corporate Partners and supports the Space Camp accelerator programme as an Expert in Residence.
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 and Technology from the University of Leicester.