Jen Cherrington
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Jen Cherrington

Callaghan Innovation

Chief innovation enablement officer

  • Helps the organisation utilise tools and technology needed to cater to customers and their innovation needs.
  • Twenty-plus years in global digital/technology roles across a variety of listed businesses as well as start-ups.
  • Previously CTO at Genesis Energy in NZ.
  • Worked in the UK for 25 years at eBay, Amazon, British Telecom and Electrocomponents.
  • On the technology committee as an independent advisor for Foodstuffs NI.


Electrocomponents PLC (RS)
Vice President - Digital Technology / Innovation
Apr 2013 - Sep 2016
Genesis Energy
Executive General Manager - Technology and Digital (CTO)
Oct 2016 - Sep 2018
Foodstuffs North Island
Technology Governance Committee (sub board)
Jun 2018 - Present
Callaghan Innovation
Chief Innovation Enablement Officer, Chief Digital Officer
May 2020 - Present
Dec 2020 - Present

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