Managing Director of O'Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O'Donovan OBE, has been elected from a pool of prestigious candidates to the esteemed Court of the Worshipful Company of Carmen.
This distinguished appointment recognises Jacqueline's exceptional contributions to the logistics and transport industry and her unwavering commitment to increasing diversity, sustainability, innovation, and community engagement.
The Worshipful Company of Carmen is an ancient Livery Company in the City of London dating back to 1517. Joining the world’s oldest transport organisation allows members to be part of a very unique organisation, giving them the opportunity to become an integral part of the historic livery company that increases transport knowledge, generates debate and encourages innovation in the sector. Steeped in tradition, the Company represents a wide range of aspects within the transport sector encouraging achievement and the advancement of knowledge in the transport and logistics profession through awards, lectures, benevolent and social activities bringing together professionals from the transport and logistics sectors.
The Court of the Worshipful Company of Carmen, that Jacqueline has been elected to join, is its leadership committee and it plays a pivotal role in contributing to industry standards, promoting education and training, and supporting charitable initiatives.
Jacqueline has long been regarded as an industry leader, trailblazer and champion of safe and innovative transport operations whilst being wholly committed to environmental responsibility. Through her election to the Court, she will collaborate with industry peers on relevant trends and challenges and actively contribute to increasing diversity and inclusion whilst helping shape strategy and policy as the Court oversees the Carmen's long-standing commitment to its Benevolent and Heritage Trusts through developing the Company's philanthropy.
Beyond her professional accomplishments which include a recent OBE in the Kings Birthday Honours list, Jacqueline has been a passionate advocate for community engagement and has spearheaded numerous initiatives to support local charities and actively promotes the sector to students and pupils in schools and colleges through speaking engagements and mentoring programmes. She is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Dedication and Leadership to the Transport Sector from The Worshipful Company of Carmen and her many awards has seen her being named the Women in Logistics ‘Leader of the Year’ as well as the everywoman Award in Transport and Logistics ‘Industry Champion’ title.
"I am excited about the challenges that lie ahead and I am keen to contribute to the continued growth and development of the Company of Carmen, helping increase diversity and inclusion whilst upholding the traditions and values." said Jacqueline. "Together, we can drive innovation, embrace sustainability, and I look forward to sharing my expertise, industry knowledge and leadership skills to help shape the strategic direction as we continue to adapt to the changing needs of the transportation and logistics industry.