About the author

Jennifer Geary is a COO with over 20 years of experience in finance, technology, risk and legal, across diverse industries from financial services to not-for-profit. 

After gaining a B.Comm and Masters of Accounting at University College Dublin, she trained as a Chartered Accountant with a global accounting firm in Dublin. She subsequently moved to New York to deliver risk-based consultancy for financial services clients. 

In 2002, she came to London, where she spent 13 years in Barclays plc, initially in Investment Banking, followed by Wealth Management and finally as Chief of Staff to the Group General Counsel. 

Having long held an interest in corporate social responsibility and sustainability, at that point, she seized an opportunity to serve as Chief Operating Officer of Save the Children UK, a £400m NGO which serves in 68 countries and helps 22 million children every year. 

Jennifer is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, PRINCE 2 foundation and practitioner certified, and has attained the CISA and CISSP accreditations. She is a Trustee of the Board of Child’s I Foundation. 

When not working or writing, she can be found falling off a surfboard, finding her zen through yoga, running, swimming, or hanging out with her family. 

Jennifer lives in London with her husband and two children.