Following a twenty-year career in corporate and professional roles, Jen now enjoys a portfolio career: as an IECL certified Executive Coach to women, men and organisational teams; writing and speaking on Living. Real. Leadership; and running a farm and equine facility with her husband in the NSW Southern Highlands.
Jen holds an MBA (from the AGSM), a BA (Accountancy), is a Certified Practising Account with CPA Australia, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors where she completed their Company Directors Course.
Her achievements include leading large teams of 200+ people; with responsibility for $9billion in funds under administration; and directing business programs with $50+ million budgets.
Jen began her career over 20 years ago in the finance sector where she developed a strong operational and consulting track record within leading financial services providers and a top-tier management consulting firm.
A decade ago, she transitioned to the entrepreneurial arena and has since launched three thriving small businesses. With this experience, Jen brings an ownership mindset to the organisations she works with and is a self-starter with an autonomous style and proven ability to deliver.
Jen was listed in the inaugural ‘40 Young Business Leaders List’ by In The Black; is a Telstra Business Awards finalist and the recipient of an Edna Ryan Workplace Award for improving the working conditions of Australian women; and has represented Australia in a BBC global debate on the advancement of women and the Millennium Goals and the Women’s Summit hosted by Malaysia’s Minister for Women.
Jen has ten years experience serving on Boards in the financial services, agricultural and education sectors including four years as Chair of a national education foundation. A country girl at heart, Jen lives with her husband and young son with one foot in Sydney and the other on their farm in the country.
With deep expertise at both the strategic and operational levels, Jen has developed and executed on many and varied business strategies, gender diversity strategies, social media and online channels, customer strategies, organisation transformations and led the development of new products and markets.
Jen is the author of Little Wins for Working Women and a contributing author to Ideas – Volume 3 and The Modern Woman’s Anthology.
She counts the ability to spend so much time with her beautiful canines and equines as one of the greatest privileges in life, and likes to think of herself as a walking, talking example of Living. Real. Leadership.