Jean Tomlin

Founder & CEO of Chanzo, Renowned Business Management Speaker & Consultant

  • 2018 – Named Non-Executive Director at Hakluyt & Company Limited
  • 2016 – Became Founding CEO of Chanzo
  • 2013 – Named Capri Holdings’ Independent Director
  • 2013 – Became Non-Executive Director at Sainsbury PLC
  • 2006 – Named Director of HR, Workforce and Accreditation for the London 2012 Olympics
  • 2005 – Worked as an Advisor at the BBC
  • 2002 – Became Group HR Director at Marks and Spencer
  • 1998 – Named HR Director of Egg PLC

When Jean Tomlin is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Business Management
Human Resources
Workforce Organisation and Development
Personal Management
Workforce Engagement

Jean Tomlin is a renowned business management speaker and consultant who specialises in all things HR. Having worked with some of the biggest companies throughout the UK, she is best known for her role as the Director of HR, Workforce and Accreditation for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. When booked as a speaker, Jean covers topics such as business management, workplace organisation and personal management.

Before starting her professional HR career at Egg PLC as their HR Director, she gained workplace experience at Prudential Assurance in 1986. Having developed his skillsets, she gained the chance of working for many well-known companies throughout the UK, including the BBC, Sainsburys and Marks and Spencers, before being offered the Director of HR role at the London 20102 Olympics. Admired for the work she has completed throughout her career, she is now the Founder and CEO of Chanzo, a business that focuses on providing consulting, operational delivery, and recruitment services to world-class organisations.

As a talented individual, Jean has been recognised for numerous awards throughout her successful career. In 2012, she received the CIPD’s Outstanding Contribution Award for services to Human Resources. As an expert in her field, Jean was later awarded an OBE in the New Years’ Honour list 2013 for her services to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. With a remarkable career behind her, Jean has gained first-hand experience on the issues a workplace can create, and she is looking to share the knowledge she has gained with a wider audience.

Jean Tomlin OBE is now a highly sought-after public speaker and aims to educate her audience about her career journey and the lessons she has learnt working with some of the largest companies in the UK. Having experienced factors that can influence success within the workplace, her knowledge and expertise are extremely valuable to share with her audiences. When looking for a passionate and experienced keynote speaker, look no further than Jean Tomlin.

Official Testimonials

Jean Tomlin is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“The audience were moved and inspired, Jean did a great job’”

The Institute for Family Business (UK)

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