Current position: Non Executive Director and former Partner – Deloitte
Course: BSc, Geological Sciences, 1976
This mentor may be of interest to those interested in Consultancy, business management, international careers, manufacturing and leadership positions.
A graduate of the University of Birmingham, Jane is a non executive director and chair of the audit committee of FTSE 250 company, Devro plc. Jane was a partner in Deloitte from 1986 to 2011. She has extensive experience in advising global businesses in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, financial services, construction and house building.
As a partner, Jane held various senior roles at Deloitte. She was head of the Deloitte Manufacturing Group in the UK, leading the firm’s development of business with manufacturing clients and representing the UK on the Deloitte Global Manufacturing Executive Group, and she also held the position of Practice Senior Partner in the Midlands. She was the partner responsible for the firm's UK assurance and advisory training and development, and also spearheaded a global learning taskforce which is now used as the de facto standard for development and implementation of global learning programmes which have been rolled out to offices around the world. She was a member of the Deloitte UK Board of Partners for a 2 year term.
In October 2001 Jane was awarded the prestigious title of Midlands Business Woman of the Year and three years later Jane received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Birmingham and West Midlands Society of Chartered Accountants for her services to the profession. In 2006 she was nominated to the Manufacturing Power 50 by The Manufacturer magazine sponsored by Barclays. Jane chaired the Audit Committee of the University of Birmingham for 7 years and was a member of its Council for 9 years. A former council member of the West Midlands CBI, she is a member of the CBI Manufacturing Council. Jane is a Board member of the Black Country Living Museum.
Quotes from mentees
Although we may not be initially matched in professions I feel we have been matched perfectly in drive (and hopefully success!!)
Jane has been an incredible woman to meet and her confidence and ambition are something that I will take forward with me
This whole ALMP experience has been a useful guide throughout my third and final year in university, constantly reminding me that there is a life outside of the red bricks of Birmingham University; I am now excited to leave and start the new chapter in my life.