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Introducing our expert keynote speaker...

Jacqueline Wilson-Smith

Want to captivate an audience? Inspire, engage and entertain your delegates with a speaker who knows a thing or two about Sustainable Innovation Transformation.

Jacqueline Wilson-Smith is an energetic, hands ons, global innovator who has spent the last 25 years working in senior executive roles with McCormick, Gourmet Garden, Mondelez-Kraft Foods, Constellation Brands, Hardy Wine Company and Buderim Ginger.

We can design 45-90 minute keynotes for up to 1,000 people.

A Global Innovation Strategist

Have you ever had a light bulb moment? An epiphany perhaps? In 2017, having spent the last 25 years innovating, creating and marketing some of the world's most profitable new food products for global agrifood businesses, Jacqui had just that. An epiphany.

"I attended a TED talk and heard a Sea Sheperd Captain speak about the impact of plastic pollution in our seas and organisations such as Parley were doing something about it, converting ocean plastic waste into shoes and clothing. I remember walking away feeling inspired but also deflated, ineffective in my innovation job and was actually quite envious of this purposeful work", Jacqui said.

"This feeling really struck a chord with me and it was something I couldn't shake. I knew I had to do better, not only for the planet but for the people who walk it, including my children. From then on I sought out projects within my corporate workplace and worked on the purpose led performance goals and globally led the sustainable packaging transition to eliminate 100% of non-recyclable plastic and reduce our carbon footprint by 2025. McCormick has been named Barron's 2020 100 Most Sustainable Companies List for the third consecutive year", Jacqui said.

Inspired by others doing good in the world Jacqui launched Sustainable Innovation Company in 2019, dedicating the next 25 year of her career to working with people, communities and organisations to establish real, sustainable change by creating better.

Despite her corporate career and heavy list of accolades (she's held senior executive roles with McCormick, Gourmet Garden, Mondelez-Kraft Foods, Constellation Brands, Hardy Wine Company and Buderim Ginger), Jacqui has a knack for not only talkin' the talk but walkin' the walk and isn't afraid of getting her hands dirty, to really understand industry and consumer challenges. A natural creative, problem solver, systems thinker, innovator and leader, Jacqui's passion for Sustainable Innovation allows her to find the cracks in any industry and provide collaborative solutions to fix them.

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