For more than a decade Jen has been working with global businesses, industry leaders, influencers and decision makers to attract new businesses, bolster private sector investment, retain and create jobs. With a Masters in International Law from Newcastle University, Jen’s previous roles include Head of Japan Desk at One North East and Deputy Head and Trade and Investment Director at Tech North. As the city looks towards economic recovery and renewal, she is also currently heading up Newcastle’s economic development function. She has worked on several high-profile projects that have brought significant investment into the region. Jen has been a mentor on Europe’s most successful accelerator programme, ignite 100, is a board member of North East IT cluster organisation, Dynamo and is Vice Chair of Ouseburn Farm Charity.