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Jenny is a results-oriented leader with over 30 years’ experience as a senior executive and CEO in significant businesses in the financial services sector in the UK, Australia and Asia/Hong Kong. She is Chairman of Latitude Insurance and ANZ Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance and a Non Executive Director of NSW Treasury Corporation and Munich Re Australasia. She is also a Non Executive Director of Chief Executive Women and of Supply Nation, a charitable board that accredits and facilitates indigenous businesses.
Sitting at the core of Jenny’s skill set is a passion to deliver high performance through diversity and strong culture, using personal leadership and coaching. In practical terms, she has a demonstrated ability to redefine strategy, and to identify the key value and management drivers required to create a successful enterprise. She has also significantly improved the financial results of the businesses that she has led. Jenny is accustomed to managing the needs of both internal and external stakeholders in large complex businesses and with compliance agencies. She is recognised as a collaborative leader, thriving on building effective peer relationships and strong and empowered teams.
After completing a Masters degree with honours at Oxford University in metallurgy, economics and management, Jenny spent some years in London with leading strategy and technology consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton, then with investment bankers Morgan Grenfell, before moving to Sydney as Director Investment Banking and later Director Private Equity with Deutsche Bank in Sydney. Thereafter Jenny had a stellar career across a decade with QBE Insurance Group in Australia, holding a wide range of senior roles: Head of New Business Ventures, Head of Risk and Operations, CEO Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance, EGM Financial Institutions, Marketing, Change, Communications and Organisational Effectiveness, and finally Global Head of Bancassurance. Jenny has sat on numerous Boards in both executive and non-executive capacities, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Member of Chief Executive Women.
Jenny has been married to Phil for over 30 years and they have two grown up sons. They have homes in Australia and France and enjoy travel, particularly walking, throughout the world. Jenny was a keen tennis player and still enjoys all ball sports, including golf. She is also a lover of classical music and a member of a choir in Sydney.
“My mentor has had a huge impact on my personal development and my businesses’ performance over the last 12-18 months. He has significantly helped me develop as a leader and always has my best interests at heart. I would thoroughly recommend Merryck & Co.”