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Elizabeth Quintana Head of Satellite Industry Engagement at Ofcom


Elizabeth is currently Head of Satellite Industry Engagement at Ofcom, joining the organisation in September 2017.

She worked for 12 years at the Royal United Services Institute, the UK’s premier Defence and Security think tank. Work at RUSI involved conducting research, organising seminars, meetings and conferences, talking to the media and briefing parliament, including giving evidence to parliamentary select committees. She held a variety of posts while at RUSI including Programme Head Defence Acquisition; Programme Head C4ISR; Senior Research Fellow for Air Power & Technology and Director, Military Sciences team. In 2016 she stepped back into research in order to focus on the growing role of space within civil and military sectors.

Before joining RUSI, Elizabeth worked for two years running technical conferences for the international defence community.

Elizabeth is an engineer by training. In 2001 she took a graduate assistant position at the University of Texas A&M where she worked for two years on a DARPA project investigating collaborative underwater robotics.

Elizabeth holds an MEng in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas A&M.