Jane Slowey is Chief Executive of the Foyer Federation – an organisation that develops approaches to support young people as they make the transition to adulthood. She is also Chair of ‘Skills - Third Sector’ and was Vice Chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) between 2003 and 2008. Jane spent six years as Chief Executive of Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) and, as Vice Chair of the West Midlands Regional Assembly, worked closely with both local authority and business representatives. She transferred from Birmingham and Solihull Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and supported the LSC's relationship with the Third Sector through her membership of the national 'Working Together' Advisory Group. Jane has worked to develop the Third Sector National Learning Alliance (TSNLA). She has contributed to the development of the sector at local, regional and national levels. As an elected member of Birmingham City Council, she chaired the Community Affairs Committee, served on the Housing and Economic Development Committees and made a significant contribution to the development of the City Council’s devolution policy in the 1990s. In 2009 Jane was awarded the CBE for services to disadvantaged young people.