As Deputy Director of the £318m million Faraday Battery Challenge Jacqui helps lead government investment to develop batteries that are cost-effective, long range, fast charging, durable, safe and recyclable. Her background in the steel industry, environmental regulation and advanced materials innovation provides industrial relevance in her role as a Visiting Professor (Royal Academy of Engineering) at the University of Leicester, where she enhances the engineering programme. A keen STEM ambassador, Jacqui takes an active leadership approach on diversity and inclusion throughout her work. Named as one of Autocar’s Top 100 Women in Automotive based on Seniority and Influence in 2020.
Outside of work, she is Formula 1 fan, a mum of two and an active STEM Ambassador. She is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers and a Freeman of the City of London.