Professor Penelope Endersby FREng
Chief Executive, The Meteorological Office
Professor Penelope Endersby is an exceptional engineering leader. Throughout her career, she has made major contributions to a diverse set of engineering challenges. In 25 years at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory she left the Ministry of Defence a legacy of new capabilities in cyber and artificial intelligence through the combination of her strong engineering leadership and passion for bringing innovation to fruition. She is now Chief Executive Officer of the Met Office, delivering improved weather and climate forecasts to protect life and property at a time when climate change is reaching a critical juncture.