Impression from Women in Leadership Breakfast briefing in April 2017.
The briefing was delivered by Helen Jones, Group Executive Director at Caffè Nero. Helen is helping to drive the group’s further expansion into international markets and develop a consumer products division. Before joining Caffè Nero, she held the role of Managing Director at Zizzi, the casual dining chain, where she led a change programme to revitalize the brand and as a result, grow the business. Helen previously worked for Ben & Jerry’s for 15 years, launching the US ice-cream brand into the UK market before going on to lead the expansion into Europe. She has two NED roles, one with the Halfords Group plc and she’s also a member of the Ben & Jerry’s Independent Board of Directors based in the US.
The title of her presentation was: Authentic Leadership – What I have learnt about my own leadership journey and Transitioning from Executive to NED careers.