Keshini Navaratnam


Keshini Navaratnam is the Director of the QEPrize, and a familiar face to many people around the globe as a respected BBC World TV news anchor. She has worked closely with a range of governments and CEOs on international affairs, media and global communications and chairs many high level roundtables and discussions.

Keshini read  Modern and Medieval Languages at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge.

Jonathan Narbett

Head of Operations

As Head of Operations, Jonathan is responsible for the design, development and implementation of policies that enhance the QEPrize’s global profile and embed its status as the world’s leading prize for engineers and engineering.

A humanities graduate, Jonathan has developed a fascination with engineering, particularly in its application to cycling and skiing. @jonnarbett

Cuong Dang

Programmes Manager

Cuong manages the prize process and its affiliated activities, including 'Create the Trophy' competition, the Global Ambassadors Network, and events that promote engineering to a wider audience.

Cuong has an arts degree in editorial photography and is also a painter and filmmaker who appreciates the creative aspect of engineering. @cuong76

Jane Sutton

Senior Communications Manager

Sarah Gaunt

Press & Communications Officer

Sarah is the Communications Officer for the QEPrize, managing and delivering the communications strategy to stakeholders and the public, including celebrating all things engineering through our active news site.

Graduating from Imperial College, Sarah is a nerdy scientist at heart, and can often be found lurking in various museums around London. @Sarah_Gaunt90

Imogen Ruddock

Digital Communications Officer

As Digital Communications Officer, Imogen is on a mission to spread the word about engineering to a global audience through the QEPrize website and social media channels.

Imogen has a background in neuroscience, and is also a musician and aerial dance enthusiast in her spare time.

Leona Smyth

Programmes Assistant

As Programmes Assistant, Leona is on hand to help out the QEPrize team in any challenges that may arise. She is particularly passionate about promoting engineering inclusively and especially to young people; to inspire and aid in allowing people to realise their dreams and potential.

Leona has a degree in Fine Art. Every other free day, she builds her own images from a photographic art practice focused on the urban environment.