Jacqueline Courtenay

Mother – Writer – Campaigner – Speaker


Jacqueline is a Governance, Risk and Compliance professional who specialises in the Financial and Legal Services industry. In the past, she has worked for the London Clearing House, Linklaters and Harrods. Among other commitments, she serves as a parent governor at a primary school in London and campaigns for multiple causes, most notably, Jacqueline has organised the solidarity rally for Child Q outside Hackney Town Hall and has added her voice to calls to end police strip searches of children in schools. For her work in relation to the Child Q incident, Jacqueline has worked with Stand Up To Racism UK and featured on The Voice, BBC Breakfast, BBC Woman’s Hour and BBC News – click here for more.

Jacqueline holds a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Accounting from Roehampton University and is passionate about bringing morality to business through corporate governance, business ethics and compliance in the Financial Services.

A Londoner through and through, Jacqueline is a global citizen who was born, raised and schooled mostly in London, but spent a year of her primary education at a school in Kumasi, Ghana before returning to the UK again. Proud of her Ghanaian roots and her British upbringing, Jacqueline has a keen interest in the intersectionalities of identity, race, gender and class.


Jacqueline is available for collaborations and talks.

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