Combined welcomes new Non-Executive Director, Jennie Koo

Combined Healthcare is delighted to welcome our new Non-Executive Director, – Diversity and Inclusion Jennie Koo

Introducing Jennie

Jennie is a Financial Services Risk Professional with a passion for diversity and inclusion.

She is recognised for her diversity and inclusion work within the industry, combining risk perspectives with commerciality and practical action.

Aside from being an experienced Risk Professional with a plethora of risk management disciplines – including assurance activity, control assessments, framework development and change management in large corporate banking environments – Jennie also sits on a number of Boards in various capacities.

Jennie Koo

Whilst specialising in Risk Management, she has pursued voluntary opportunities that enable her to drive change within society more broadly to enable more individuals to benefit from what the sector has to provide. As a result, Jennie volunteers:

  • on the board of Trustees for charity Only A Pavement Away;
  • as part of the Executive and Management Board for Women in Banking & Finance;
  • as business mentor for the Prince’s Trust and also Corporate Fundraiser mentor as part of the Million Makers programme; and
  • as a member of the advisory board for Enactus Aston, a university entrepreneurship programme that supports sustainable projects.

Jennie said

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Combined and make a real contribution to its ongoing success.

“Financial services is pivotal to the ecosystem that enables social stability along with economic and societal growth. I have a strong belief that social inclusion can lead to a more successful integrated society.  As such I work hard in making connections through my volunteer work from inspiring children to dream without societal boundaries, supporting disaffected young people to develop confidence to developing adults to be the best versions of themselves.

“After 20 years in Financial Services, I would like to make use of my skills in roles that are more meaningful for society and outside of that sector.. Like Financial Services, the NHS plays such a pivotal role in society beyond healthcare, with the knock-on implications of service provision having lasting effects on service users and their families.”

Commenting on Jennie’s appointment, Trust Chair David Rogers said:

“We are simply delighted to welcome Jennie to the Board.  She impressed us all immensely at interview with her passion and dedication to making a real contribution to make things better for the trust, its staff and the people and communities we serve.

“Jennie’s outstanding experience and track record in financial services and in driving forward diversity and inclusion will bring enormous benefits to Combined and its people.  We could not be happier to have Jennie join us.”