Hayaatun has extensive leadership experience in UK and international engineering, innovation, and diversity and inclusion activities. In addition to her role at the QEPrize she is is CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She chairs the UK government’s Innovation Expert Group and the St. Andrews Prize for the Environment, and co-chairs with Sir Lewis Hamilton his Commission on Black representation in UK motorsport. Hayaatun is a trustee of EngineeringUK and the Foundation for Science & Technology, a member of the Made Smarter Commission on Industry 4.0, a director of Festival*UK 2022 Ltd and an advisor to accelerateHER and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.
As Associate Director 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.
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.
Jane read chemistry at the University of York and is passionate about promoting science, engineering and technology.
As Digital Communications Manager, 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.
Daniel produces the Create the Future podcast and is responsible for the creation of inclusive and engaging communications materials for the QEPrize website, outreach, and social media channels.
Daniel read Geography at the University of Durham where—alongside a passion for music—he developed a keen appreciation for the role of sustainable engineering and ecosystem management.
Katie coordinates the QEPrize Ambassador Network, a group of engineering influencers dedicated to inspiring the next generation to enter the profession.
Outside of work, Katie enjoys baking (with mixed success) and her collections of plants and figurines are slowly taking over the QEPrize office.
Cuong sadly passed away on 9 April 2021 after a long illness with leukaemia.
Cuong managed the prize process and its affiliated activities, including the Create the Trophy competition and events to promote engineering to a wider audience. He made a huge contribution to the QEPrize and will be greatly missed by his colleagues.