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Jan Ward OBE

Jan has 15 years experience in acting as an advisor to various UK government departments on business issues both locally nationally and internationally.

She currently holds Non Exec positions with UKTi and Solent LEP and has held Non Exec posts with several private limited companies with products ranging from Formula 3 racing teams to innovative clean industrial process technology.

Jan was awarded the Women in Business International Businesswoman of the Year in 2002 and the Nat West everywoman award in Dec 2009, she was also IOD Director of the Year South 2011.

She is a Director and Past president of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.

Jan is a Mechanical Engineer by background and has spent 30 years in the metals distribution and manufacturing industry.

She has worked at board level for several international steel and specialty metals producers and distributors and has lived in US, Far East and Middle East.

She is the CEO and founder of Corrotherm International Ltd a company which specialises in the supply of high alloys to niche markets . The company has been established for 22 years and has offices in UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia , USA India ,South Africa ,Australia , S Korea and China.

She has extensive experience in the oil producing countries of the Middle East and Far East and a comprehensive knowledge of the specialty metals manufacturing industry worldwide.

She is also a member of the Saudi British Joint Business Council . She is Founder Trustee of a charity that raises funds for her local hospital and a Founding Trustee of a charity that promotes cultural development.

Qualifications –MIEx(GRAD) Institute of Export, Bsc Mech Eng , Fellow of the Institute of Directors , Fellow of the RSA.

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