Head Of Diversity and Inclusion, Royal Academy of Engineering

Joanna Whiteman Head Of Diversity and Inclusion, Royal Academy of EngineeringAboutJoanna is the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the Royal Academy of Engineering and leads on the Academy’s work to accelerate diversity and inclusion throughout engineering. She and her team work with engineering companies, academic institutions and professional bodies in particular, providing evidence-based programming…

Campaigns & Events Manager & Inclusion, Diversity, Equality Action Taskforce, ECITB

Mat ParkerCampaigns & Events Manager & Inclusion, Diversity, Equality Action Taskforce, ECITBAboutMat Parker is the Campaigns & Events Manager for the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board; the skills, standards, and qualifications body for the development of the engineering construction workforce of Great Britain. Mat joined the ECITB in 2017 and has worked extensively with industry…

Senior Engineer Building Systems, Engineering and Asset Management, Heathrow Airport

Daniella ReisSenior Engineer Building Systems Engineering and Asset Management Heathrow AirportAboutDaniella is originally from Brazil, where she graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and worked for over 10 years for a Brazilian engineering consultancy firm, in projects for oil and gas, fertilizer, sugar and ethanol industries. She moved to the UK in 2015 and…

Founder & Director of STEM Returners

Natalie DestyFounder & Director of STEM ReturnersAboutNatalie Desty is the Founder and Director of STEM Returners, an award-winning solution to an industry wide problem. After building a progressive career in recruitment, where she was Director of Maritime Engineering at a large recruitment company, Natalie was struck by the apparent lack of progress in diversity and…

IET Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion WISE Managing Director

Laura NortonIET Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion WISE Managing DirectorAboutLaura is the Managing Director for WISE and the Head of Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Leading WISE, Laura focuses on enabling and promoting the participation, contribution and success of women in the UK STEM workforce, with…

Professor of Communications Systems Engineering, UCL

John MitchellProfessor of Communications Systems Engineering UCLAboutJohn E. Mitchell is Professor of Communications Systems Engineering in the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Co-director of the UCL Centre for Engineering Education. Between 2012 and 2016 he was on secondment to the UCL Engineering Sciences Faculty office, where he led the introduction of the…

Greg Turner-Smart

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Rolls-Royce SMR

Greg Turner-SmartEquality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Rolls-Royce SMRAbout With degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management, Greg joined Rolls-Royce in 2006, working in multiple technical roles within Civil Aerospace. In 2015, he launched Prism, their LGBTQ+ employee network and success here included taking Rolls-Royce to the Stonewall Top 100. Greg became Group Inclusion and Diversity…

CEO, Engineering UK

Hilary LeeversCEO, Engineering UKAbout Hilary joined EngineeringUK as CEO in January 2019 and leads the organisation in its ambition to inform and inspire young people to grow the number and diversity of those coming into engineering. Before that, she was Head of Education and Learning at Wellcome, building a team to improve science education through…

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Senior Consultant, Eunomia Research & Consulting

John BradburySenior Consultant, Eunomia Research & ConsultingAbout John Bradbury is a Chemical Engineer who has been involved with InterEngineering since 2015. John originally from Australia, started working in inclusion and diversity after setting up an LGBT+ network in Australia. Currently, John is a Continuous Improvement Manager for Amcor in Bristol and in his ‘gay’ job…

Dr Victor Olisa QPM

Governor at Treloar’s and Director of Safeguarding at Surrey Football Association

Dr Victor Olisa QPMGovernor at Treloar’s and Director of Safeguarding at Surrey Football AssociationAbout Victor joined Surrey Police in 1982 straight from university, where he studied Biochemistry. He worked in uniform and CID. He transferred to the City of London Police in 1990 and worked in several roles including Detective Inspector in the Fraud Squad.…