Jean Collingwood MIDM, MCIM
Jean is a fully qualified marketer with more than twenty years’ senior management experience in the not for profit sector. She has held many high-profile roles including being the First Chief Executive of national campaigning Charity the Drinkaware Trust, The first Chief Executive of Gold Medalists and Paralympic Sport, Great British Wheelchair Rugby. Other senior management roles have included Interim Director of Development for LAMDA ( London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art) five years as Director of The Prince’s Trust, Interim Director of Public Affairs for Disability Charity, Leonard Cheshire, and Director of Fundraising and Marketing for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers where she managed two fundraising teams based in London and Glasgow. Her earliest career as recruitment specialist and trouble shooter for Barrringtons a global firm,and Suzaane Gary and Angela Mortimer London.
Jean is CEO of Ingenious Group, a multi
Previous Non-Executive appointments include Director for the NHS for three years chairing their charity, she has acted as Chair for Mental Health Tribunals, and was Deputy Chair of the BBC serving for three years. She was a visiting lecturer at London South Bank University teaching at
Passion for the Cultural Arts & Youth Development
Jean has a lifelong passion for the Creative and Performing Arts and nurturing young talent and championing disablity and diversity in every form, She has a successful track record of collaborating, seeing shared opportunity and connecting people to make big things happen:Drinkaware and Crisis securing large-scale mulit partnership support. A track record of generating investment for music, film, theatre, drama, and sport, for innovative charitable projects.
Roots and heritage
Born and raised in Scotland, with Irish roots, she has lived in Yorkshire and London most of her working life and is a proud mother to two sons; A Lawyer and Contract and rights specialist, the other Owner of a Digital Company. Jean is married to well known British Contemporary Figurative Artist, Paul Milner, a former professional musician.
Jean is an accomplished communicator and campaigner, a big picture thinker and published writer, from scripts to blogs, from research papers to Parliamentary Reports, fundraising proposals, TV formats, engaging income generation pitches.
As format creator, she directed and produced the Multi-Award winning “Marketing for Good Awards” later dubbed by Channel 4 as “A High Octane- Dragons Den meets X Factor live show. Her Caring Face of Britain Awards in partnership with sponsors BT and The Mirror Group later became The Pride of Britain Awards.
In 2011, her pitch and treatment won a BBC Writers Room Competition and led to the full commission of “Pauline’s Gift” her first full-length play, performed at Hull Truck Theatre in 2012.
Jean has been recoginsed as a Winner of “Women in Business Awards” and on four different years, winner of Global CEO Excellence Awards, and Social Marketing CEO of Year, UK. (Awards)