Jo Godden, Group Commercial Excellence Director – Johnson Matthey

Jo is the Commercial Excellence Director for Johnson Matthey (JM) and is responsible for leading this key enabling programme delivering sales and marketing excellence across the JM Group, comprising £3.9bn revenue for the Clean Air, Efficient Natural Resources, Health and New Markets sectors. Prior to taking on this new role in July, from 2014, Jo was the Managing Director for JM’s Global Noble Metals business providing leading precious metal based products to the Medical Device, Chemical, Automotive and Jewellery markets. Responsibilities included overall P&L, operations in UK, Germany, US and Australia, business development, sales and marketing activities.

From 2007 Jo progressed from Global Sales and Marketing roles to be Commercial Director for the Chemical Catalyst business within JM, managing all marketing and sales operations for this growth business area and integrating a number of acquisitions into a global offering. Previously, Jo led the new market entry strategy for JM catalysts in China, developing and managing the Asia regional sales team, with her career developing through a number of 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.