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Jo Godden, Commercial Excellence Director – Johnson Matthey

Jo is the Commercial Excellence Director for Johnson Matthey Plc (JM), a FTSE 100 company specialising in sustainable technologies with 14,000 people in over 30 countries. Jo is responsible for leading the commercial transformation programme to deliver sales and marketing excellence across the £4.2bn revenue Group. Prior to taking on this enterprise wide role in 2017, Jo was the Managing Director for JM’s Noble Metals business, £185m global revenue. Responsibilities included overall P&L management, leading manufacturing operations in UK, Germany, USA and Australia, developing the business strategy plus R&D, sales and marketing activities across Medical Device, Chemical, Automotive and Jewellery markets.

From 2007 to 2014, Jo progressed from global sales and marketing roles to be Commercial Director, Chemical Catalysts, managing the marketing, sales and supply chain operations for this £160m growth business, integrating several acquisitions into a global offering. Previously, Jo led the new market entry strategy for JM catalysts in China, built and led our regional sales team in Asia, with her career developing through Product Management and Market Development roles from 2002.

Jo started her career as a Chemical Engineer in ICI Chemicals and Polymers in 1995, working in manufacturing roles in ICI Paints before moving into the Catalyst business of ICI and transitioning through acquisition into JM in 2002.

Jo has a great track record of delivering results, has a passion for developing people and creating value from technology leadership to enable a world that is cleaner and healthier today and for future generations.