Independent Board Member
Jeff’s executive experience is in CEO roles with consumer-facing businesses such as Fox’s Biscuits/ Northern Foods, First Milk, and Bernard Matthews. His background is in international marketing and commercial roles with blue-chip businesses such as Mars and Colgate. He also ran a private equity backed tech SME.
Since leaving his most recent executive role, Jeff has built a varied Chair and Non-Executive portfolio across private, public, and third sector organisations, particularly supporting organisations with a social purpose. He has been Chair of Cafedirect plc, and of Airport Coordination Ltd., and a NED of Working Links Ltd and Natures Menu petfood. He has served as a Trustee of Shaw Trust and of Homestart Leicester, as a NED in a number of NHS organisations, and has sat on the Boards of two universities.
Until August 2021, Jeff is Chair of Transport Focus (the transport watchdog). He has recently been appointed as Chair of the Coal Authority, and Deputy Chair of the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish). He chairs the Customer Engagement Group in respect of Electricity North West, and has previously chaired similar customer challenge groups in respects of number of Anglian Water, and Heathrow Airport.