Jane brings experience of educational and public sector leadership at local and national level. She works with leaders across public, private and third sectors on leadership; on innovation and improvement; and on strategic development. She has achieved recognition as a facilitator and designer of conferences and strategic events and has facilitated a number of large-scale conferences here and abroad. She has worked with leaders in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States on reform, innovation, and leadership challenges.
Formerly an Operational Director at the National College for School Leadership for five years and a successful headteacher for ten years, Jane has been responsible for leading the design and delivery of some major leadership programmes for educational leaders.
Jane works with a wide range of clients, from large higher education institutions to small charities. She is a senior associate of the Innovation Unit and, in that role, she is currently offering support and challenge to organisations involved in a major Innovation programme for Children’s Social Care, funded by the Department for Education. Jane is also currently working as an associate with the Education Development Trust (EDT) and with two national children’s charities. She has a long association with work on creativity and leadership.
Jane is a magistrate, a local councillor, and a Fellow of the RSA. She was a trustee of the Youth homelessness charity Centrepoint from 2007-2016, and a governor/ vice-chair of governors of the University of Bedfordshire from 2001-2013. She was awarded a Fellowship of the University of Bedfordshire in 2014.