Chief Operating Officer
Jennifer has been with Allergy Standards Ltd since 2016. In her role as Chief Operating Officer she ensures the smooth operations of our business. She leads on portfolio project management, to drive our work in the direction of our strategic objectives and ensure that our team is aligned around our strategic goals. She leads the team that delivers our testing and scientific services, and has a management role in the partnerships that run our certification programs in the USA and in Canada.
Jennifer has a wide range of experience and skills in operations, project management, data analysis, policy development, team management, working in international and multi-cultural contexts, inter-personal and public communication, event management, human resource management, and service provision. She has academic qualifications in Strategic Project Management (Special Purpose Diploma, 2018), Statistics and Data Analysis (Higher Diploma, 2016), International Relations (MA, 2005), and Psychology and French (BA, 2002).
Jennifer was an Irish diplomat for 9 years, working for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade both at its headquarters in Dublin and on overseas postings to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Beijing, China. During that time, she led projects as diverse as project management of the design and construction of a new office building in Ethiopia; development of a three-year strategy for peace-building funding in Northern Ireland; management of high-level visits to and from Ireland by Heads of State and Government Ministers; and chairing of a donor human rights working group.
Jennifer speaks French, Chinese, Irish and German. She is a member of Ireland’s panel of EU and OSCE election observers. And she shares her research on the Dublin locations featured in James Joyce’s Ulysses on Twitter and Instagram – @dublininulysses.
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