9th Annual Board Walk of Fame
Wealth, Women and Wielding Influence
Independent Board Member
Drawing from over 19,000 active NACD members, NACD Directorship magazine named Jan one of the most influential people in the boardroom community in 2017. Jan has experience serving as an independent director in five countries and currently chairs the audit committees of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, with revenues exceeding $120 billion and the Bank of Montreal with assets of over $700 billion and is an independent non-executive director at Euromoney Institutional Investors, a UK-based FTSE 250. She also serves on the board of GHD Group, a global employee-owned, Australian-based engineering firm and GlobalLogic, a PE owned, next-generation digital product development services company based in Silicon Valley.
Jan’s prior board service includes the Royal Mail during its successful IPO from full UK government ownership directly into the FTSE 100. From 2010 until its sale in August 2012, she was an independent board member and Audit Committee Chair for Logica plc, a then UK headquartered FTSE 250 publicly-traded technology company.
Agenda, a FT publication for board members, named her in their ‘International 100: Top Board Candidates with Global Skills’ and the Confederation of British Industry named her as their inaugural First Woman of Technology. Jan has served on the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 2011.
Before beginning her ‘portfolio career’, Jan spent 28 years with EY, the last 20 London-based, holding global leadership roles over cyber/technology security and risk services; climate change and sustainability services; and regulatory and public policy while serving on the firm’s most prestigious clients in financial services, technology, energy, media, transportation, retail and other sectors. She now resides in Nashville where she is co-chair of the Tennessee Chapter of Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and designer and lead instructor for CABLE and WCD’s joint program for board qualified and aspiring women directors, the Corporate Board Academy.