Joëlle Warren MBE DL

Power List 2016
Executive Chair, Warren Partners Ltd

Founder of Executive Search Firm, Warren Partners, which now has offices in London and Cheshire, appointing executive and non-executive directors to boards and their senior leadership teams, Joëlle is passionate about improving effectiveness in the boardroom through achieving the right balance of skills, diversity and experience. She was part of the working group developing the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Search Firms Voluntary Code of Practice around gender diversity on boards and has been subsequently involved with the Hampton Alexander Review putting this into practice to ensure Warren Partners is one of just five accredited firms for the work they have been doing beyond the FTSE350. Joëlle is a regular speaker on the business benefits of boardroom diversity in all its forms and spends time encouraging women and girls to achieve their potential.  She was appointed MBE in 2016 for Services to Business.

Her Majesty’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Cheshire since 2010, Joëlle was on the board of Manchester Metropolitan University for ten years, latterly as its Deputy Chair and has been Chair of the Cheshire Community Foundation since its inception in 2011.  She is a member of the North West Business Leadership Team and the CBI Enterprise Forum.

What does Northern Power Women mean to you?

A way to encourage women and girls to achieve their potential and a sample of the female leadership talent in the North.

What is your greatest achievement?

Building a business that’s known for its values, a successful marriage and two amazing sons.

Why is it important to champion role models in the North?

To ensure we as a country are making the most of all our talent and skills.