Jenn Barnett

Jenn has deep expertise in psychological culture change, and is an executive coaching and leadership specialist.
She leads Inclusion, Diversity and Sustainability for the fifth largest professional services firm; Grant Thornton.
She has designed a distinctive I&D and Sustainability strategy, which has transformed the culture to be more inclusive, progress diverse talent, and create the systems that enable inclusion, diversity and a strong community and environmental focus. Jenn has addressed this through robust governance and measure, chairing diversity boards, respectfully challenging leadership behaviour, innovative policy change, and utilising technology to remove barriers in the operating model.
Prior to this role, Jenn was People Experience Director, where she shaped the employee value proposition and influenced senior leaders to change behaviour to improve the people experience.
Prior to Grant Thornton, she worked in senior roles with BAE Systems and BAA at Heathrow, where she led the transformation of people behaviours to improve customer service in preparation for the Olympic Games in 2012.
She has been voted by her peers as an Inspirational D&I Leader in 2021 and 2022 and is currently shortlisted for 2022 Diversity Leader of the Year (Women in Finance) and was recently a judge for the Black Talent Awards.

Jenn judges the Diversity & Inclusion category