Meri is an experienced CTO and leader of technology organisations, currently leading the technology team at Pleo. She particularly enjoys helping others to level up as technical leaders and managers of organisations, and works as a CTO coach and tech advisor to various companies in this capacity through micro-consultancy ChromeRose.
She has led teams ranging in size from 30 to 300, in a range of organisations from Procter & Gamble, to the Government Digital Service, award-winning online print company MOO, mobile-first challenger bank Monzo and patient-inspired AI-driven rare disease treatment discovery company Healx, amongst others.
A published author and international speaker, she is the chair of The Lead Developer conference, and a tech advisor for Kindred Capital. Together with her wife, she runs micro-charity One Goes Up to help young women & enby folks pursue STEM education & careers.
Fun Fact: As a teenager, Meri built part of South Africa’s first satellite.