I am delighted to be joined today by Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of London First, convening business leaders to keep the UK’s capital globally competitive. She is a non-executive director of WPP and Standard Chartered, a member of the Ethics Committee at Richemont and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford. From 2005 to 2015, Jasmine was CEO of Save the Children UK. Her experience in the non-profit sector began in 1999 when she worked in West Africa with Oxfam. Prior to this Jasmine’s career was in marketing in the technology sector, holding management positions with Rio Tinto and then in the US with Cortex (a venture-funded start-up) and Thomson Financial. Jasmine was awarded a BA in English and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Bristol and completed the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jasmine Whitbread, the chief executive of Save the Children International, left her highly paid job in the commercial sector to work in the voluntary sector. She discusses what motivated her move and why she thinks a job is not worth doing unless it's scary.