A specialist in materials engineering, regulation and transformational change. Jacqui spent the early part of her career as a metallurgist in the Steel industry. Following her M.Eng. and MBA, she moved into industrial environmental regulation policy for the Environment Agency and Welsh Government. She was lead official for Pembroke Power Station environmental permit and led the contentious merger of three Internal Drainage Boards (flood authorities) into the newly formed Natural Resources Wales (NRW) public body in 2015. Jacqui credits these experiences as teaching her how to untangle problems,policies and legislation that inhibit successful outcomes in business,Government and Regulators.
In August 2017, she stepped up as co-Interim Director for the £246 million Faraday Battery Challenge Programme, kicking off the programme to transform the UK world-leading in automotive battery technology by 2027. She continues as part of the Challenge’s leadership team as Deputy Director for Innovate UK, now part of UK Research and Innovation.
Outside of work, she is a Formula 1 fan, a mum of two and an active STEM Ambassador. This year she was part of the team that delivered a WISE STEM event at Sandhurst to 900 teenage girls that made the front page of the Telegraph. She is a Chartered Engineer, Environmentalist and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.