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Yetunde Hofmann

Board Mentor

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Yetunde is a Non-executive Director and member of the Audit Committee at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development and is the voice of a worldwide community of 140,000 members. In 2018 she was appointed to the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Remuneration Committee of the Education Development Trust, an education charity that transforms lives by improving education around the world including running a range of schools in the UK and Africa.

In March 2019 she joins the Board of Treatt Plc as a non-Executive Director. Treatt is an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavours, fragrances and consumer goods iindustry and has operations in the USA, China, UK and Kenya.

She also sits on the Boards of Tomorrow’s Company, and the John Lewis/Waitrose Partnership Golden Jubilee Trust. Between 2014 and 2018 Yetunde was a Trustee of Compassion International UK and in 2018 she was named in the FTSE Cranfield University '100 Women to Watch' list.Yetunde is also a visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

A passionate people advocate, Yetunde believes firstly that HR is the most pivotal function in business and secondly that with the presence of love and effective leadership, a business can achieve extraordinary results. She is an internationally accredited executive leadership coach and ManagingDirector of Synchrony Development Consulting, a leadership and change consultancy that partners with individual leaders and leadership teams to facilitate strategy, change, diversity and inclusion and works with leadership teams in developing their effectiveness. Yetunde is a regular speaker at conferences including TEDx and is a Classical Pianist.

She started out her career at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria and went on to build a successful career in FTSE 100 Global companies including Imperial Brands, Unilever, Allied Domecq and Northern Foods. She also established The Enjoyable Life Series, a community organisation designed to help men and women in all walks of life and at all levels in business, education and community identify practical ways in which they can live more joyfully.

Her twitter handle: @Yetundeh