Laura Shrieves is the Director of Engineering at Thales, leading the digitalization of the UK Transport sector as part of the Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) division. Hailing from a family with a strong engineering background, Laura was inspired by her father and uncle, who served as her early role models.
Her engineering journey began with a BSc in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, followed by an MSc in Human-Centered Computer Systems. Laura embarked on her professional career as a software engineer but later transitioned to systems engineering, a passion that would define her career. Alongside various technical roles within systems engineering, Laura discovered her second passion: nurturing and developing others.