WISE Ambassadors

WISE is proud to launch our new Ambassador programme. This establishes a network of inspirational, influential and diverse women working in science, technology and engineering, to act as role models and to work together to promote gender balance at the highest levels within the UK.

It will build real momentum on creating gender balance in UK STEM by driving the message through organisations across both public and private sectors.

Professor Dame Sue Hill

Chief Scientific Officer of the NHS & Lead WISE Ambassador

Professor Dame Celia Hoyles


Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FRS FREng

Vice Chair of Committee on Climate Change, Chair of Carbon Trust, STEM Learning Ltd, Crossbench member of the House of Lords

Professor Julia Buckingham CBE

CBE, Vice-Chancellor Brunel University, President of Universities UK

Lady Kitty Chisholm

Chief Operating Officer, Boardwalk Leadership

Professor Eileen Harkin-Jones OBE

Bombardier-Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Composites Engineering, The University of Ulster

Cait O’Riordan

Financial Times Chief Product and Information Officer (CPIO)

Dr Nikita Kanani

Acting Director of Primary Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Professor Carole Mundell

Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dr Emily Lawson

National Director Transformation & Corporate Operations, NHS England

Angela Mcfarlane

Vice President, Strategic Planning Northern Europe, IQVIA

Professor Tara Moore

PhD FRSM FRSB Hon FFFLM FHEA NTF Research and Teaching Chair in Ulster University and Chief of Research and Development Officer Avellino Labs USA

Emer Murnaghan OBE

Vice-President of Institute of Civil Engineers, Head of Sustainable Development, Graham.

Vivienne Parry OBE

Head of Engagement, Genomics England

Sara Sharkey

Head Application Services and Dev Ops ISS, Ministry of Defence

Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE

Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Sheila Rowan CBE

Director of the Institute for Gravitational Research, School of Physics and Astronomy

Dr Alison Vincent

Managing Director, Valiha Consultancy Ltd.

Sarah Wilkinson

Chief Executive Officer, NHS Digital

Dr Sheila Kanani

Education, outreach and diversity officer, RAS

Professor Penny Endersby

MA CPhys CEng FInstP FCMI, Chief Executive, Met Office