Jean Pousson is one of the senior IoD consultants and covers finance and strategy programmes. He is a director and founding shareholder of Board Evaluation Limited a company set up in 2011 to carry out Board Reviews.
Jean previously held the position of Director of Studies at the TSB Group Management College where he was responsible for overall academic leadership, but with direct responsibility for finance and strategy programmes and consultancy activities.
Jean spent two years in the City of London with DC Gardner & Company (now Euromoney plc) as Assistant Director, Corporate Banking delivering training courses for banks on credit worldwide. His banking career at Barclays Bank spanned 15 years and within the last five years he occupied various management positions within retail and corporate banking and was involved in lending to individuals, small businesses and later to corporates.
For the last 32 years, Jean has lectured and consulted on issues of strategic planning and implementation, credit risk and finance to an international client base consisting of financial services organisations, SME’s, multinationals, charities, housing associations, professional firms and public sector bodies. Some examples of past and present clients include: Credit Suisse AG, Lloyds Bank plc, MBNA Europe Limited, Paypal Europe, RBS plc, Worldpay plc, Ministry of Defence (UK)Callaway Golf UK. He has lectured in well over 32 countries.
As well as maintaining his own client base (Jean Pousson and Associates was founded in 1994)he also speaks regularly at Vistage, the San Diego based, Chief Executive network which is the largest in the world, and to programmes run by The Chartered Institute of Credit Management and was voted lecturer of the year in 2013 and 2018 for UK Finance the professional body of the Asset Finance Industry. In a typical year Jean will work with over 600 directors and about 8 to 10 Boards.
He has a B.Comm degree from the University of Witwatersrand(South Africa),is a Chartered Member of The Institute of Bankers in South Africa(CAIBSA),received a distinction of the joint Barclays/University of Witwatersrand Senior Management Programme(a nine month long executive programme) and obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration from The University of Warwick(1996)
A keen sports enthusiast he has run over 20 marathons including 3 ultra-marathons. Loves travel, history and a good comedy.