Jen drives Newcastle’s ambition to attract new business, investment and ultimately jobs to the city. As well as heading a team of highly experienced managers, she is responsible for developing and delivering our ambitious plans to support indigenous businesses to expand and to help deliver private-sector-led growth.
Jen has more than 12 years’ trade and investment experience within both the public and private sector and previously headed up the Japanese Foreign Investment Desk at the Regional Development Agency One North East. More recently her roles include leading on the city’s tech and digital strategy and working as Deputy Head and Trade Investment Director at Tech North. She has worked a number of high-profile projects that have brought significant investment into the region. With a Masters in International Law from Newcastle University, she is also a board member of North East IT cluster organisation, Dynamo.