Jane joined the Outward Board, as chair, in September 2022 and is also a Newlon Housing Trust board member.
Jane is a former senior civil servant with 38 years of public sector experience and principal interests in social policy and housing, particularly in homelessness and supported housing. As a recognised national leader in housing, planning and social policy, she has a track record of delivering complex national policy, legislation and major corporate change.
Most recently Jane served as Deputy Director for the Social Housing Department for Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government where she helped to deliver the Social Housing White and Green Papers, a key element of the Government’s response to the Grenfell tragedy, working with residents in social housing around the country.
Jane was awarded a CBE for public service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2015.