Meri Williams

Chief Technology Officer @Monzo Bank; Director @ChromeRose; Trustee @Stonewall; Technology Advisor @Kindred Capital VC; Chair @The Lead Developer Conference.


Meri is CTO at Monzo, a bank that lives in your phone. Their mission is to make money work for everyone: making you effortlessly financially savvy with smart features, unexpectedly friendly service and a relentless focus on what people genuinely want and need.

The engineering team at Monzo has grown from 50 to 130+ in under 6 months, building new features and running a robust and resilient platform for over 1.5 million people. They recently built in-app crowdfunding capability used to raise £20mil from 36,006 investors in just over 2 days; £18mil of which happened in just 2 hours and 45 mins!

Meri’s career has spanned development, agile and product management, mostly in engineering leadership roles. She’s led teams ranging from 30 to 300 at places like Procter & Gamble, the Government Digital Service and a range of startups.

She’s a published author, international speaker, Chair of @TheLeadDev conference, and Tech Advisor for Kindred VC. She also holds board trustee roles at Stonewall (the UK’s leading LGBT+ rights charity) and One Goes Up (a micro-charity she & her wife run to help young women in South Africa start STEM careers), as well as sponsoring Women in Technology scholarships at the University of Bath.

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