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.
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 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
Senior Communications Manager
Jane helps to drive national and global publicity for the QEPrize and works with the team to develop unique, high-profile events to showcase the winners and their achievements. As Senior Communications Manager for the Royal Academy of Engineering, she also provides a link to the Academy communications team.
Jane read chemistry at the University of York and is passionate about promoting science, engineering and technology. @janesutton4
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.
As Communications Officer, Ryan manages the communications strategy for the QEPrize with stakeholders and the public, advocating the field of engineering as well as celebrating its achievements.
Ryan studied both science and strategic communications at the University of Western Australia, and is currently on the lookout for London’s best coffee (suggestions welcome).
Katie coordinates the QEPrize’s Ambassadors Network, a group of engineering influencers dedicated to inspiring the next generation to enter the profession. She is responsible for Ambassador events, social and professional, and moved to the QEPrize from a role as Diversity and Education Advisor at the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Outside of work, Katie enjoys baking (with mixed success) and her collections of plants and figurines are slowly taking over the QEPrize office.
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.