Advisory & consulting in areas of risk, ethics & sustainability.

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Jacqui Hennessy is a board and company advisor whose concepts & initiatives have been recognised as pioneering within the Australian retail industry. Her corporate experience includes Global GM, Risk & Sustainability for the Cotton On Group and has previously held senior positions such as Compliance Officer, Group Risk Manager & Senior Fraud Investigator within the retail and insurance industries.

Jacqui is renowned for her expertise in operational risk, crisis management, corporate governance, sustainability, ethics & integrity. Having led a team of over 150 across 7 functions spanning 17 Countries, Jacqui has proven success developing teams to get the best out of themselves by creating a high performance culture with shared outcomes. Jacqui has extensive experience deploying into new markets and subsequently building capacity and capability that incorporates market specific cultural nuances.

A values driven, visionary leader, Jacqui has an outstanding record in conceptualising, designing and executing a diverse group of risk initiatives that add real value and high impact. She is a passionate advocate for turning perceived risk into opportunities for businesses.


Jacqui passionately led the risk & sustainability team globally for 12 years. She is a trusted advisor to not only the COG board, but myself personally and her contribution to our business has been invaluable. I would not hesitate in recommending Jacqui for any advisory or consulting support.”

— Nigel Austin, FOUNDER, owner & MD - Cotton On Group

Jacqui has been advising me for many years on sustainability, business improvement and risk related matters, she is open, honest & cares about the success of Mr Simple and Herschel supply co.
— Dave Fraser, Founder & MD, Mr Simple
Jacqui was the General manager of Risk & Sustainability and a valued member of the executive leadership team for 12 + years. During this period Jacqui was instrumental in helping navigate the challenges of creating a strong people and risk culture. Jacqui was also able to forecast social trends and help design and implement our ethical framework and sustainability programs.
— Michael Hardwick, CFO, Cotton On Group.
It’s been a pleasure to work with Jacqui over the last eight years.
She is certainly a leader who has transitioned from a functional expert in to a well rounded business leader. Not many people make that transition easily. Jacqui makes Risk, Compliance & Sustainability easy to understand.
She has a keen following of people and partners who respect and admire her leadership. I can certainly vouch for that.
Jacqui has an understanding yet no fuss style. She is extremely bright and talented, strategic yet able to get in to the detail.
I recommend Jacqui as a great partner and leader.
— Naomi Harrison, Executive coach & Psychologist, Psych Insight.