Lea was previously head of the APCO Worldwide Space Practice. She specialises in EU space policy and was also a member of APCO’s Technology Practice where she worked for clients focused on cloud, data, and cybersecurity policy. Lea also leads the AmCham EU working group on space.
Prior to joining APCO, Lea worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a junior consultant for the space sector, on projects for the European Space Agency, the European Commission, and private aerospace and defence companies. She participated in various projects such as research strategies, business evaluations, and market analyses, including notably a socio-economic impact assessment of the European launchers and published an internal strategy paper on the European defense industry and militarisation of space.
She holds a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations from University of Kent and an MA in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris. She speaks English and German fluently, with an intermediate proficiency of French, and has an array of international living experience across nine countries.