Rhys Lewis is the Head of the Quantum Metrology Institute at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, the UK government’s national measurement institute. He is responsible for NPL’s strategic direction in quantum and for the involvement of NPL in the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme. The NPL QMI includes all the work of the quantum science department from Atomic clocks to Zero degrees superconducting technologies. Around 100 staff and over 40 additional students and guest workers work on quantum and time technologies at NPL. Prior to joining NPL in 2007, Rhys worked in companies developing opto-electronic scientific products such as lasers and analytical instruments.