Jill Whittaker
managing director
HIT Training

Jill is an award-winning director with a strong bias for growth and commercial success. She has had a varied career, including experience in the not-for-profit and private sectors, gaining her professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.

Jill is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA). In 2006 Jill founded HIT Training Ltd together with colleagues from a previous company; HIT now employs 535 people, and supports over 10,000 apprentices and 3,300 employers a year. In 2014 & 2015 HIT Training was listed in both the Times Best Companies to Work For and the Investec Mid-Market Growth Companies. On a personal level Jill was named Institute of Directors' Director of the Year for the South East & London and was listed in the Shine Awards 100 Most Influential Women in Hospitality.