Sony / Engineer
Jessica Leigh Jones is a multi-award-winning Engineer and Astrophysicist, currently responsible for developing the next generation of manufacturing platform at the Sony UK Technology Centre, in collaboration with Japan. The former UK Young Engineer of the Year embarked upon her career in engineering following the design and development of a series of novel fibre optic sensing technologies leading to her receiving the IET Intel Inspiration Award in 2012.
She is a Non-Executive Director of Wales’ largest exam board WJEC/Eduqas and the newly established Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education in England, the executive non-departmental public body charged with delivering radical technical education reforms in the UK.
Jessica has received the Freedom of the City of London and represents the fastest progression to the rank of Liveryman at the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers. She was the 2017 Woman of the Future for Technology & Digital, a Top 100 Manufacturer’s Exemplar figure and appeared as one of the youngest in the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe List 2018.