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Jonquil Hackenberg

As a newly-appointed Trustee of the Design Council, Jonquil is hugely excited about its ambition – Design for Planet – which is so closely associated to her heart and to her day job as Global Head of Sustainability & Climate Response at PA Consulting. She hopes her expertise and network will lend itself to scaling up the critical role the Design Council plays in defining a future-fit and sustainable UK. Her focus is on how climate response strategies and action can generate tangible value through scaled-up innovation around the nexus of water, energy and waste. 

She has over 20 years’ experience in business change, leading supply chain redesign and complex sustainability-related programmes as well as corporate strategy advisory underpinned by climate response. A passionate advocate of climate, Jonquil is a lead mentor for the Ocean Impact Investment Fund, Katapult Ocean (SDG14 – Life Below Water). She sits as lead of innovation on the Futures Council for SDG Investment at the World Economic Forum and is Chair of The Magenta Project, a charity committed to diversity and inclusion, leading on gender, across the sailing racing industry.  

She has a modern languages degree from the University of Birmingham UK, an MBA in Renewable Energy from Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin Germany and an executive leadership certification from Stanford, USA. She believes having fun is the key to successful results. She has 2 delicious daughters and in her spare time sails Fireflies out of Lymington, UK.

Jonquil Hackenberg