Jacqui is a Senior Vice President at Citi, based at their EMEA headquarters in Canary Wharf, London. She works in HR/Recruitment and leads on their Apprenticeship strategy and is involved in other aspects of attracting, developing and supporting junior talent.
Jacqui is driven by a desire to inspire, enable and empower people to be the best they can be and to achieve their full potential. She has also been a keynote speaker at a number of industry events, such as the Apprentice and School Leavers Conference for Employers and at The Royal Society, Out in STEM event.
Before joining Citi, Jacqui was the Early in Career Programme Manager at Microsoft UK and helped to design and set up their Apprenticeship Programme. She led the three Early in Career pathways into Microsoft: Apprenticeships, Internships and Graduate roles and was responsible for all aspects of these; including on-boarding, induction, training, programme delivery and pastoral care. During this time, Microsoft achieved the top spot in the Rate My Placement rankings and was named No.1 in The Top Undergraduate Employers for 2016-2017.
Jacqui was at Microsoft for nearly 4 years, joining originally to work within the Talent Acquisition team, focussing specifically on Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to working at Microsoft, she has worked primarily in education, teaching at the University of Sheffield and also working for over 9 years as an Ofsted Inspector.
Jacqui volunteers for an organisation called Diversity Role Models and enjoys going into schools to run workshops which are designed to tackle and reduce homophobic bullying. She is also one of the leads of Citi’s London LGBT network (Pride) and plays an active role in this, including helping to create a LGBT focused mentoring programme and running internal training and other events.