Jan Floyd-Douglass’s career over the past 25+ years has comprised senior corporate roles such as Head of Zurich Corporate Pensions, Global Sales Director and Executive Committee member, Barclays Private Bank and Resident Vice President, Consumer Lending, Citibank. Her role accountabilities have included global strategic and propositional development, leading and embedding significant global change programmes and the planning, delivery and evaluation of high growth and turnaround strategies.
In addition, she has pioneered and led global equality and ethical management programmes whilst pursuing her senior leadership career and beyond. Her women’s leadership development work led to her being nominated as a UK Woman of the Year 2005. She was a Commissioner of the Women’s National Commission (WNC), with a special remit for its Women on Boards policy in 2009/10.
Jan uses her experience with clients with whom she works on their performance, growth and transformation strategies, with a particular focus on board effectiveness and leading through uncertainty. Clients are from various sectors including the military, banking, charities, infrastructure, pharma, telecommunications, finservs, travel and utilities.
Jan is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and was cited as one of the ‘100 Best Global Coaching Leaders’ by the World HRD Congress in 2017. She became a Fellow of The RSA in September 2017, and a Member of its Fellowship Council in 2018, and participates in various elements of the RSA’s social change agenda.
Jan also enjoys the leadership development side of her business activity. She increasingly delivers her leadership workshops for both clients and other management consultancies, locally and globally. She has also lectured on board effectiveness to new senior officer recruits of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst on their Colonels and Generals’ Programmes.
Jan has been on the UK board of the International Women’s Forum and is a past speaker at the global IWF Leadership Fellows programmes in Vancouver, Miami and Atlanta; partnered with Harvard Business School and INSEAD. She presented at American Express’ 2020 Global Leadership Summit in Miami in February 2020.
Past third sector roles also include Vice President of UN Women UK and past-Chair of Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls.
Jan was elected a Borough Councillor in the May 2019 local elections in Waverley, Surrey.