Harriet Brettle

Head of Market Analysis and Business Intelligence, European Space Agency (ESA)

Role: Investigator

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Oxford, CDL-Paris, CDL-Toronto

Stream: Space

Harriet Brettle serves as the Head of Market Analysis and Business Intelligence at the European Space Agency (ESA) within the Telecommunications & Integrated Applications (TIA) directorate. In her capacity, Harriet oversees the analysis of market trends and opportunities related to satellite communications and space-based solutions. Before joining ESA, she held the position of Head of Business Analysis at Astroscale and presided as Chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council. Possessing a strong background in finance, coupled with degrees in planetary science and mathematics, Harriet is deeply committed to fostering commercial sustainability and exploring emerging market prospects within the space industry.

I am currently Head of Market Analysis and Business Intelligence at the European Space Agency in the Telecoms & Integrated Applications (TIA) directorate.

I am also the former Chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council (2020-2022), a global non-profit that supports students and young professionals within the wider space industry. I previously worked as Head of Business Analysis at Astroscale and have also served on the steering board of the Global Network of Sustainability in Space (GNOSIS).

With a background in finance having worked at the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as well as a master’s degree in planetary science and bachelor’s degree in mathematics, I am passionate about commercial sustainability and emerging market opportunities within the space ecosystem.