Chief Executive , Institution of Chemical Engineers
Following a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, Yvonne worked as an engineer in manufacturing before moving into management consultancy and studying for an MBA. In 2002, Yvonne moved into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector to establish the Science and Engineering (now STEM) Ambassadors volunteering programme. She joined STEM Learning as Chief Executive in 2010, significantly growing the organisation's reach and impact to become the UK's largest provider of STEM support. An Engineering Council Trustee from 2010 to 2016, Yvonne also previously served as Co-Chair of the Institution of Engineering and Technology's Education and Skills Panel. Yvonne was privileged to give the Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) Distinguished Lecture at the University of Birmingham in 2020 and was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the late Queen's New Year 2022 Honours List for services to STEM education.