Ms Jacqui Henderson CBE (Vice-Chair of Council to 2014)

Jacqui Henderson

Jacqui Henderson is Managing Director of Creative Leadership and Skills Ltd, a consultancy and project management company whose clients include Semta (the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology and Aerospace); A4e (an international Training and Development Company); the Learning and Skills Council; Creative and Cultural Skills; and the London College of Beauty Therapy.

Having spent a career in the education sector Jacqui has more recently employed her skills and expertise in the Health and well-being sector taking on the role of Chair of Northumberland Clinical Commisioning Group having previously been Chair of Northumberland Care Trust. She is also Chair of Northumberland County Council's Leadership Forum. She is a Non Executive Director of UK Skills and of Policy Connect and is Vice President of the Advisory Group of CPPS. She is a member of the Skills Commission and a Senior Advisor to the British Council.

Prior to taking up these positions she was Chief Executive of UK Skills and Regional Director for the Learning and Skills Council in Greater London. Other previous positions include Chief Executive of the Training and Enterprise Councils' National Council and the Managing Director of Northumberland Training and Enterprise Council.

Jacqui was given the Queens award of Commander of the British Empire for services to education and training in January 2001 and a special President's Award in 2004 for her work with black and ethnic minority groups from the European Federation of Black Business Women.

Jacqui has been a member of Newcastle University's Council since 2005 and was Deputy Chair from 2009-11. She is Chair of the University/Students' Union Partnership Committee and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Honorary Degrees Committee.