Jean Church MBE
Jean is Chair of Council and Senior Independent Council Member (SICM) of the IoD, Director of My Business Lynq Ltd. a new business start-up and Ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust, Wales. She has contributed to numerous panels and advisory groups in Wales, Secretary of State for Wales Business Advisory Group and First Minister for Wales Council for Economic Development as well as Commerce Cymru and Superfast Business Broadband Wales. She is co-founder/Vice-Chairman of the Torfaen Strategic Economic Forum CLG.
She provides senior executive mentoring through her own Consultancy Company. Jean has held Non-Executive Director roles together with a number of Director, and Senior Executive roles in blue chip organisations prior to starting 2Win Consultancy Ltd. which she left in 2016. As a previous Chair of IoD Wales, she has taken responsibility for promoting professionalism in business and focuses on better directors, better business, better economy and better services. She was one of the first cohort in Wales to complete the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction with the IoD.
She is described as a driven, commercially astute, motivational leader and inspirational mentor. She has extensive experience of leading and developing teams in continuous improvement across multi-site retail, distribution and legal professional units. As a consultant she has worked across academia, manufacturing, distribution, property law, franchising, new start-ups, and professional institutes. Business re-organisation and restructuring has featured strongly in her commercial experience.
She is passionate about the need for better understanding of governance, together with the role and responsibilities of a Non-Executive Director at Board level. She also believes that there is a need for senior executives to embrace digital exploitation at Board level. Businesses who embrace technological innovation to optimise their productivity and success both locally and internationally, will positively impact the country’s economy. And she drives this message home as part of her IoD role to promote the high standards of excellence and professionalism within Welsh business.
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