Jane joined Social Finance in 2012. She leads our work to develop and support an international network of Social Finance collaboration partners, and works with intermediaries, foundations and others in a wide range of countries to support and capacitybuild the development of impact investing and outcomes-based social finance approaches in those countries. She was previously Director of Governance and Company Secretary of a leading UK social investor, having moved into the social investment sector after a career as a senior corporate and M&A partner at a leading international law firm, where she also managed its international offices in Germany and Mainland China.
Jane studied law at Birmingham University (LLB) and at Lincoln College, Oxford (BCL). She is a qualified solicitor. She is a board member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association, an advisory board member of Laboratório de Investimento Social and a member of GECES – the European Commission’s expert group on social entrepreneurship. Outside work, she is a trustee of The Access Project, a charity which works to tackle the inequality in university access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.