Jacqui

Name

Jacqui

Position

Board Advisor

Location

Kent

Big Business Experience

Berry Gardens Ltd

Bakkavor

Small Business Experience

Caravela Coffee

BX Technologies

Summary

Having spent over 25 years in short shelf-life fresh foods and produce, constant change wasn’t the exception but the norm for Jacqui. Such a climate-led supply chain gave her early exposure to the agility, decisiveness and intuition she would need later in her career.

At the same time, working with farmers all around the world, Jacqui’s skills in relationship management, empathy and collaborative solutions landed pretty early too.

Jacqui is proud to be a natural empath – it has helped her make choices about the right business culture to be her best self in and she respects that in others.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Transformational Coaching (Animas)
  • Strategic leadership programme (Ashridge Hult)
  • Advanced Leadership programme (Henley)
  • LLB (Hons) European Law, French & Spanish

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Change management
  • Transformation
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Strategy design & implementation planning
  • Sustainability
  • Stakeholder communications

Experience

Transformational Strategy & Delivery

  • Delivered ERP upgrade across a multi-site, 400 people business
  • Conceiving and implementing commercial plans, delivering growth at 20%, 21% and 12% at last three employers
  • Use insight and rigorous analysis, ensuring capacity, capability and resource plans are future proof – expansion of facilities, efficiency gains, addressing skills gaps and overhead reduction
  • Pioneering the move from intermediary structures to direct-to-retail, typical overhead reductions from 6% to sub 3%
  • Defining sustainability agenda and lead with triple bottom line philosophy

Commercial Management

  • Performance improvement projects which delivered savings of over £2.5m
  • Translating bespoke insight to lead commercial teams to establish new clients, products and services generating over £50m sales over last 10 years.
  • Understanding the need for security to make major investment, fostering long-term exclusive deals and preferable terms to secure growth
  • Implementing strict governance and financial controls, budgetary measurement and ownership.

Leadership

  • Curating the organisational health of businesses starting at the top with leadership, shaping cross-functional workstreams, L&D, coaching and mentoring
  • Representing the industry and female leaders on Trade Boards, Government Committees, Retailer Foundations and Forums.