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Fidelio Appoints New Advisory Partner - Joanna McDwyer

Fidelio is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanna McDwyer as Advisory Partner - with extensive FTSE 100 and major cap experience in stakeholder engagement and leadership development.


Her experience of working with the leadership of leading organisations will complement and enrich Fidelio’s focus on building highly effective Boards with great judgment capability.


She offers deep insight into individual development methods and building judgement capability in senior teams, which will further enhance Fidelio’s work in advising Chairs and building better Boards through Search, Evaluation and Development.


Joanna has over two decades of experience in corporate communications and government relations, is a former Partner with Brunswick Group, Director of Corporate Affairs for Barclay’s Global Retail and Corporate Bank and government relations lead for HSBC’s Global Businesses including Global Banking & Markets, HSBC’s global investment bank. 


Currently, Joanna is an Executive Coach focused on building successful and high-performing leadership teams. Her work with teams, including Boards and executive committees, focuses on improving team dynamics including collaboration, communication and performance. 


On her appointment, she commented ‘I am delighted to join the Fidelio team and look forward to advising Chairs and CEOs on building leadership capability in the Boardroom and beyond.'


Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, co-founder, Fidelio Partners, welcomed Joanna’s appointment saying ‘We are delighted to welcome Joanna. Her track record in enabling business leaders to navigate the complexity of stakeholder expectations is very much aligned to the guidance and advice that Fidelio provides to Chairs. Judgement capability is core to great leadership.”

 

NOTES TO EDITORS Joanna McDwyer - Biography Joanna, a Henley Business School qualified executive coach, facilitator and leadership development specialist, joins Fidelio Partners following a highly successful corporate career in stakeholder engagement.


Joanna helps clients to evolve their leadership style, impact and effectiveness, allowing them to fulfil their potential for sustained personal and business success. Her work with teams, including Boards and executive committees, focuses on improving team dynamics including collaboration, communication and performance.  She helps clients to use their strengths to navigate complex issues and make good decisions about their business and their role.


Joanna was a Partner with Brunswick Group, Director of Corporate Affairs for Barclay’s Global Retail and Corporate Bank, and led government relations for HSBC’s Global Businesses including Global Banking & Markets, HSBC’s global investment bank.  She also co-founded and served on the Board of an international public affairs business now present in fifty countries. She has specialist stakeholder management experience of advising on M&A approvals and engaging with regulators, governments and third party advocacy groups. 


Joanna graduated in Law from the London School of Economics and is a member of the Board of Yorkshire Ballet Seminars.  She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Foreign Policy Centre, a leading think tank. She is an Advanced Hogan Practitioner and certified in Gallup Strengths assessment.  She is also a trained Gallup Strengths Coach and Nancy Kline Thinking Partner. About Fidelio Fidelio is committed to advising Chairs with a clear focus on Board effectiveness and building judgement capability. We have an international track record in building better Boards through:

  • Composition – Search (Board and Executive) / Diversity

  • Effectiveness – Evaluation / Development

  • Alignment – Strategy / ESG / Engagement

To find out how Fidelio can support your Board, or to receive regular updates, please contact mnorman@fideliopartners.com.

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Gillian - Karran Cumberlege

Head of

Board Advisory

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