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.
Deputy Director for the £246 million Faraday Challenge Programme which will make the UK the go-to place for world-leading in-vehicle battery technology by 2027. This followed 8 months as Co-Interim Director, setting up the operational activities for the Challenge with the Innovate UK, EPSRC and Advanced Propulsion Centre team.
Outside of work, she is Formula 1 fan, a mum of two and her work in a local Primary School as STEM Ambassador is cited as best practice by Estyn (Welsh Inspector of Education).