A specialist in automotive steels, regulation and transformational change. Jacqui’s advanced materials background comes from the UK Steel industry and degrees in Materials Engineering. Following her MBA, she moved into industrial environmental regulation policy for the Environment Agency and Welsh Government. She transposed the Industrial Emissions Directive and acted as lead official for Pembroke Power Station. Jacqui credits these experiences as teaching her how to untangle problems, policies and legislation that inhibit successful outcomes in business, Government and Regulators.
Led the contentious merger of three Internal Drainage Boards (flood authorities) into the newly formed Natural Resources Wales (NRW) public body in 2015. Her last programme for NRW was transforming them to into a leaner, customer-focused public body. Currently acting as co-Interim Director for the £246 million Faraday Challenge Programme which will get the UK to world-leading in automotive battery technology by 2027.
Outside of work, she is Formula 1 fan, a mum of two and her work in a local Primary School as STEM Ambassador has just been reported as best practice by Estyn (Welsh Inspector of Education). She is a chartered engineer, environmentalist and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.