Former Associate Dean of Newcastle Business School
Jane is Associate Dean of Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, responsible for the Corporate and Executive Development Centre.
Jane works with corporate clients developing accredited and non accredited leadership and management programmes, research, consultancy projects, top team facilitation and short courses, in the UK and overseas.
Jane is an Executive coach and has experience working with senior leaders from the public, private and third sectors. She also researches senior leader experiences, using an authentic leader development process, exploring leader life stories and values and the impact they have on leader self belief and confidence. Her research highlights how leaders can lose their sense of identity, motives and goals which can have a negative impact on the people in the organizations that they lead. Jane can enable people to re-connect with their values and beliefs.
Previously a Leadership Specialist for Orange Telecommunications in the UK, Jane was responsible for middle and senior leadership development working alongside leading figures in the leadership field and operating as an internal Executive coach. Prior to joining Newcastle Business School, Jane was the Head of Human Resources at a Motor Retailing Group, responsible for the creation and implementation of the Human Resources strategy. Jane is an experienced Executive Coach working with senior leaders from the public and private sectors. Jane’s research focus is in the field of Authentic Leader development, where she has published empirical research and delivered numerous keynote presentations. Jane is a Fellow of the CIPD.
Life Peer & Former Chairman of Marks and Spencer
Head of the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham
President of Murray Edwards College
Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council
Professor of IT Ethics, University of Plymouth
Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government