Jackie Henry MBE is Managing Partner for People and Purpose at Deloitte.
Since stepping into her new role in May 2021, Jackie has been providing strong leadership of Deloitte’s UK people strategy and purpose agenda, including a focus on inclusion and wellbeing. She has spent her career with Deloitte and started out in the Belfast office, her hometown, 32 years ago. For the past eight years she has been lead partner for the Northern Ireland practice and remains so today. She has also served as people and purpose lead for Deloitte’s UK consulting business for the last three years.
Jackie has been a passionate advocate of diversity, inclusion, and social mobility throughout her career, and in 2019 she ranked in the ‘OUTstanding 50 Ally Executives List’, which highlighted non-LGBT+ executives who are outspoken in developing and supporting their diverse workforces.
Jackie is also focused on building skills and providing access to education for people across Northern Ireland and had the honour of receiving an MBE for services to the economy in 2017. This included setting up the Belfast Delivery Centre and the creation of Deloitte’s BrightStart Degree and Graduate academy programmes. Jackie is inspired daily by her family, her husband and three children, and she credits her late father for teaching her about business with his corner shop in Belfast.
About Business in the Community’s Gender Equality Leadership Team
Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.
The purpose of BITC’s Gender Equality Leadership Team is to help ensure that women can achieve their full potential at work.
Find out more about BITC’s work on gender.