Joëlle Warren MBE, DL – Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire
Joëlle Warren has been Her Majesty’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Cheshire since 2010. She brings to the office her considerable experience and skills from the commercial world and, in addition, a significant knowledge of and commitment to the voluntary sector. She is, as a result, ideally qualified to help the Lord Lieutenant in the achievement of his aim to act as a bridge between businesses and charities and to ensure that the Cheshire Lieutenancy adds value to our community. Joëlle lives in Alsager. She is widely known in the business community as Founding Director of Warren Partners, the executive search business headquartered in Cheshire, with offices in London and Edinburgh, and has been involved in a number of activities in the voluntary sector for many years. She has been the Chair since its inception in 2011 of the Cheshire Community Foundation which links those in need in Cheshire with donors who care about the needs on their doorstep. She is on a number of advisory groups for the Church of England and serves on the Leadership Team of her parish church, Christ Church, Alsager, where she is involved in children’s and community work. Her husband, Andrew is a leading figure in the world of education nationally and locally and they have two sons. Being passionate about improving effectiveness in the boardroom through achieving the right balance of skills, diversity and experience means Joëlle is an active member of the 30% Club, which is dedicated to bringing about a better balance of male and female executives at board level. In addition, Joëlle is a regular speaker on the business benefits of boardroom diversity in all its forms.
Joëlle’s drive and enthusiasm extend to leisure activities, qualifying as a ski instructor, walking the Machu Picchu Trail and Camino di Santiago with her husband and sons, and charity cycle rides in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Joëlle was appointed MBE in January 2016 for her Services to Business.