MBA, Open University, 2014; MSc African Studies (Sustainable Rural Development, Distinction), University of Edinburgh, 1999; BA (Hons) Business with Computing, University of Central Lancashire, 1996
Jane has 20 years of relevant professional experience across the public, private, and NGO sectors. Jane joined LTS in 2016 following nearly four years with DFID as a Humanitarian and Livelihoods Adviser working on climate resilience and humanitarian response in West and Southern Africa and then in water resource management. She held responsibility for delivery of the Sahel humanitarian and social protection programmes and for the Global Water Security Programme, supported operational management of the wider portfolio of programmes across forestry and resilience, and team leadership and management of her East Kilbride based team. At LTS, she has direct responsibility for optimising internal business development systems and processes. At the same time, in order to maximise scope for substantive understanding of the issues on which LTS works, Jane actively engages in external networking and development of new alliances and partnerships.
Jane worked across eight countries in Africa over 15 years and was Fragile States Project Team Leader for Save the Children from 2011-2013, where she spent time supporting country programmes in various Director level roles for the Fragile States project. Jane also worked from 2005-2010 for Tearfund, latterly as Country Director in Southern Sudan, a role involving overall leadership, management, and implementation of disaster management programme interventions and worked in Agricultural Development in Malawi and Zambia between 1997 and 2005.