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Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer Atkins

Board Member

Jen joined Bruntwood in 2012 and in 2023, joined Chester Zoo as their Director of People and Culture.

Leading the People and Talent teams, Jen works with the board to develop the colleague strategy and organisational culture. She has a particular focus on developing the companies’ diversity and inclusion agenda. Jen believes that the right organisational culture has a huge impact on employee happiness and wellbeing, and on business outcomes and success. She has a passion for supporting culture change and organisational development to drive organisational goals.

Jen is a member of The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter Programme board, providing oversight on the delivery of the Charter and acting as a champion for good employment, strategically driving the charter forward to deliver the outcomes and benefits for all employers across Greater Manchester. 

Jen is also a trustee at HideOut Youth Zone in Gorton which opened in September 2020 as a safe and inspiring place for thousands of young people to spend their leisure time.