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

Senior Manager, Projects

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

Head of Media and Engagement

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 Head of Media and Engagement 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

Imogen Ruddock

Digital Communications Manager

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.

Ryan Gibson

Communications Manager

As Communications Manager, 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 he is currently searching for London’s best coffee (suggestions welcome).

Katie Draper

Ambassador Network Coordinator

Katie coordinates the QEPrize Ambassador 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.

Daniel Thomas


As Communications and Programmes Intern, Daniel is responsible for assisting the QEPrize team in producing inclusive and engaging communications materials and research for the QEPrize blog, social media platforms, and schools’ resources packs.

Daniel studied Geography at the University of Durham where, alongside a passion for musical theatre, he developed a keen appreciation for the role of sustainable engineering and ecosystem management.