Jeff Halliwell Independent Governor

Jeff Halliwell has an executive background in CEO/ Managing Director roles with household-name businesses including Fox’s Biscuits and Mars on a national and international basis. Since leaving his most recent executive role, he has taken on a range of non-executive positions across private, public, and third sectors, focusing especially on organisations that add social value and are of public service. He has gained a wide variety of experience of different governance structures, including higher education.

Jeff holds a number of non-executive roles in both the public and private sector, for example as Chair of Transport Focus (the statutory independent voice of the passenger/transport user), Chair of Cafedirect Plc (the UK’s first and largest 100% Fairtrade drinks business), and Non-Executive Director of Nature’s Menu (Europe’s largest manufacturer of raw and natural petfood). He is independent Chair of Airport Coordination Ltd, a world leading independent schedule coordination company and international aviation consultancy. He is also Chair of Anglian Water’s Customer Engagement Forum and of the Heathrow Airport Ltd Consumer Challenge Board. He was previously Vice-Chair of Governors at the University of Bedfordshire.

Jeff was born in Northampton and educated at Northampton Grammar School and Cambridge University.