Jennifer is a proven global executive and change agent with experience in the consumer, automotive, and food ingredients industries. She is recognised as a highly accountable and resilient leader, achieving results by building collaborative relationships with a relentless focus on continuous improvement to drive step changes in productivity.
Her passion is around organisational transformation and building talent and capabilities to enable growth, improve profitability, and increase value to customers. In late 2017, Jennifer was appointed the CPO of Diageo, based in London, and is currently leading the procurement function on their journey to benchmark performance.
Jennifer joined Diageo from Tate & Lyle where she held the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer. She was successful in delivering a global transformation of procurement where she developed a new operating model, built global capabilities, and introduced a new level of transparency which was critical to gaining trust, enabling significant cost savings, and raising the profile of procurement as a valued partner in the long term business strategy.
Prior to Tate & Lyle, Jennifer spent the first half of her career in the automotive industry, much of it with Lear Corporation, where she quickly advanced through the procurement function holding various global leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Through this time, she built her solid foundation of advanced procurement practices, innovative supplier partnerships, a ‘lean’ mentality, and global perspective.