Jenni Smith

Advisory Board Member, QDOOZ

An accomplished international listed company executive director with extensive global M&A and transformation experience in highly regulated environments of financial services, telecommunications and broadcasting. More than 13 years as a Group Executive Committee member for the QBE Insurance Group with a geographic footprint spanning 37 countries employing 14,500 people. Before QBE, spent four years at Telstra Corporation in Sydney and Hong Kong and prior to that worked at ONdigital and Carlton Television in London.

Jenni had responsibility for developing the people strategy globally with accountability for US$110m annual budgets and has a track record of delivering multi-country digital solutions to support the business. She specialised in transforming functions leading culturally diverse teams and was the executive sponsor for the QBE’s global Diversity and Inclusion programme.

Has extensive experience reporting to, and influencing, the Board and senior executives on a range of digital transformation and people issues. Developed significant expertise in driving on-line solutions to enable a more agile global working environment improving greater autonomy and collaboration.

Across her roles was known for being an inspiring leader who builds extraordinary teams and winning cultures by creating career opportunities that challenge, provide a strong learning environment enabling top talent to have a positive impact on business outcomes.

Following a successful executive career, Jenni is now a Non-Executive Director, a business advisor and an experienced senior executive coach.